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Maori Moving Image: An Open Archive
Mar
30
to 21 Jul

Maori Moving Image: An Open Archive

Featuring Ana Iti, Eugene Hansen, Jamie Berry/ Leala Faleseuga/ Pikihuia Haenga, Janet Lilo, Jasmine Te Hira, Jeremy Leatinu'u, Layne Waerea, Leilani Kake, Lisa Reihana, Natalie Robertson, Nathan Pohio, Nova Paul, Ngahina Hohaia, Rachael Rakena, Rangituhia Hollis, Robert Jahnke, Sarah Hudson and Terri Te Tau.

 Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive explores the history of Māori artists who have used animation, film and video as a medium from the 1970s to today. Spanning forty years, from Robert Jahnke’s 1980 animation Te Utu: The Battle of the Gods to Janet Lilo’s 2019 ⌘ SHIFT #, the exhibition features many artists and significant works at different times over the show. This rotation of works acknowledges the exhibition as a living archive and an opportunity to collect stories, learn new relationships and find connections between artists.

Over the duration of Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, we are hosting a series of talks, screenings and workshops with visiting artists and invited guests to capture a wide range of perspectives. These discussions will ask what influences were important for these artists? How does their work relate to music videos, cinema, or social media? What is distinctive and shared by these works and the artists who created them? This exhibition is an opportunity to ask these questions, and see what responses may unfold.

Co-curated by Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver

20 March - 26 May: Terri Te Tau
28 May - 21 July: Janet Lilo
30 March - 28 April: Jamie Berry, Pikihuia Haenga and Leala Faleseuga
30 April - 26 May: Rangituhia Hollis
28 May - 23 June: Natalie Robertson
26 June - 21 July: Ngahina Hohaia
30 March - 28 April: Jeremy Leatinu’u
30 April - 26 May: Ana Iti
28 May - 23 June: Sarah Hudson
24 June - 21 July: Leilani Kake

Nathan Pohio, Sleeper, 1999, two-channel video.

Nathan Pohio, Sleeper, 1999, two-channel video.

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Ngā Māhuri o te Waoku
May
21
to 1 Jul

Ngā Māhuri o te Waoku

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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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IHO
Jun
6
to 14 Jul

IHO

Tau mai te iho nui,
Tau mai te iho roa,
Tau mai te iho roto,
Tau mai te iho waho,
Tau mai te iho kura o te tokotini, te tokomano,
Tau mai te mauri o te iho tawhito nō runga, nō raro,
Haumi e, hui e, taiki e!
IHO is a collaborative exhibition of traditional Māori hairstyles, types and methods of adorning hair.
The exhibition will demonstrate each of these hair styles, types and methods of adornment through a series of dramatic portraits. Accompanying each portrait is a story that explores the concept behind each image.

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Maiangi Waitai: Atea-ā-rangi - Interstellar
Jun
15
to 20 Oct

Maiangi Waitai: Atea-ā-rangi - Interstellar

Bursting with bright colours, magical symbols and cross-cultural characters, Maiangi Waitai’s art is all about exploring the mysteries of the universe.

In her newest project made especially for The Dowse, Maiangi re-imagines oral history traditions related to the Matariki constellation. Creating a superhero figure for each star, complete with its own packaging, she shows us a unique way to consider some of the ideas celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand during the Māori New Year.

A fun, all-encompassing experience for the whole whānau, this vibrant exhibition explores empowerment, nurturing each other, generosity, gratitude, protection of culture and the environment, working together and having a positive attitude!

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Te Whironui
Jul
1
to 7 Jul

Te Whironui

Te Whironui is a Maori Arts exhibition which celebrates Matariki and Maramataka Maori (Maori Lunar Calendar) to promote Maori arts & education.

This event brings special awareness about; how Matariki in conjunction with the Maori lunar calendar optimizes the beginning of the new harvest and ceremonial offering to improve our environment and daily lives.

 Our artist alongside Maramataka and star experts will display Maori Arts, music and Knowledge in conjunction with hands-on educational workshops,  keynote speaking workshops, as part of the Te Whironui exhibition.

(Liliana Clarke) Maramataka Maori workshops 11.00am - 1.00pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Keynote Speakers:  5.15pm - 6.30pm

Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Taonga Puoro Carving Workshop 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday 6th July

 Matariki Concert Performances: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Saturday 6th July

FREE ADMISSION

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Puanga Kai Rau
Jul
10
to 17 Jul

Puanga Kai Rau

Puanga Kai Rau' an exhibition in collaboration with The Māoriland Hub and Te Ihiroa Designs. The exhibition will feature the work of several multi disciplinary cultural artists from or working within the A.R.T (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa) Confederation of Tribes. 

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Te Reo Pākehā
Jun
29
to 21 Jul

Te Reo Pākehā

Te Reo Māori, like any language is important to the vitality and meaning of culture. The exhibition Te Reo Pākehā asks how we understand these meanings when looking at Te reo Māori as a non-Māori or as a Māori disconnected from learning the language in the home?

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