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Ngā Māhuri o te Waoku


  • Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre 836 Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt, Wellington, 5018 New Zealand (map)

Matariki is the new year according to the Maori Maramataka (calendar). It is celebrated when the Pleiades constellation rises May-June. It is a time for whānau to reflect on the year passed and look forward to future opportunities. In this body of work a recourse to native flora invokes an analogy of the healing properties of kawakawa to the effect of the revival of language excellence being fostered in Māōri medium schools.

Te Kōingo, Tanu Aumua, Acrylic paint 24C gold leaf resin, 2019

Te Kōingo, Tanu Aumua, Acrylic paint 24C gold leaf resin, 2019

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