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Haukainga, True People/Home


  • Toi Pōneke Gallery 61 Abel Smith Street Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Haukainga, True people/Home is a curated exhibition drawn from Wellington City Council’s City Art Collection.

 Unashamedly Wellington-centric Haukainga, True people/Home is a show of two halves. One half of the exhibition is made up of artworks made in response to Wellington as a place, a site, and featuring iconic people, landscapes,  cityscapes and buildings past and present. The other half is made up of works by local artists.  

Curated by Megan Tamati-Quennell and Paora Allen, Haukainga, True people/Home is their offering for this year’s Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades that rises in mid-winter and which for many Māori, heralds the start of a new year. With Wellington home to a number of art, design, film schools, significant public and dealer art galleries, Haukainga, True people/Home is a meditation on the ecology of art in Wellington and a celebration of Wellington as a site of art, culture, history and creative energy recognised at this auspicious time of the year.

Joanna Margaret Paul Untitled (Wellington Botanic Garden), 2013

Joanna Margaret Paul Untitled (Wellington Botanic Garden), 2013

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