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  • Pātaka Art + Museum 17 Parumoana Street Porirua, 5022 New Zealand (map)

This exhibition brings together a cast of Māori female artists from the Wellington region. It culminates a full years’ worth of research, workshops and hard work. This is a collaborative celebration of Māori hair, Māori women and Māori perspectives in a form that has never been done before.

35 models, 15 writers, 7 stylists and 16 artists have contributed to a large scale exhibition about traditional terms for Māori hair.

IHO is a collaborative effort, featuring written works and portrait images. The exhibition focusses on the use of 31 traditional terms for Māori hair. The terms are demonstrated, explored and challenged through poetry and storytelling.  Each story is accompanied by a large, stylised portrait photograph, which include arts contributed by prominent Māori artists.

BottleCreek Gallery in Pātaka