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Call Of Taranaki: Reo Karanga O Taranaki

16 August – 17 November 2013

Main Exhibition Gallery

 


Twenty five of our leading contemporary Māori artists, all of whom whakapapa back to iwi in this region, are answering the Call of Taranaki.  

For some Taranaki has always been home, many are merely returning after a brief time away, for others the absence spans generations.

Conflict, dislocation or economics and opportunity have been contributing factors to the scattering of these people.

 And yet regardless of the reasons that many may now call another place home, the people, the region and the mountain still resonate in their lives.

Through sculpture, weaving, mixed media, photography, clay and painting, the artists celebrate their connections to Taranaki and the magnetic pull of te mounga. 

Curated by Darcy Nicholas, this exhibition is a collaboration between Puke Ariki, Taranaki International Arts Festival and Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand. The public events programme has been supported by Creative New Zealand and Ricoh.

Kei te whakautua e ngā kaimahi toi Māori rua tekau mā ono e whai pāranga nei ki tēnei rohe te “Reo karanga o Taranaki”

Ko Taranaki te kāinga tūturu o ētehi, ā, kei te hokihoki mai ētehi, ēngari mō ētehi e hia whakatupuranga e ngaro ana i te kāinga nei. Nā te pakanga, te noho rāwaho, te ao ōhanga me ētehi huarahi hou i pēnei ai te marara o te noho o te hunga nei. Hāunga ia ngā take i karangahia e rātou tētehi wāhi hou tō rātou kāinga, ka rongo tonu i te wairua o te tangata, o te rohe, me te mounga ā tutuki noa he oranga.

Nā te mahi whakairo, ngā mahi pora, te ao ipurangi, te mahi tango whakaahua, te tārei uku, me te mahi toi e taea ai e rātou te whakauho tō rātou pāranga ki te wairua aukume o te Mounga.

E whakahaerehia ana tēnei whakaaturanga e Darcy Nicholas, inā hoki he kaupapa mahi tahi ki waenga i a Puke Ariki, te Tarati o ngā mahi ki Taranaki me Toi Māori.

Featured Artists

Sculpture

Rangi Kipa, Hemi Sundgren, Rex Homan, Brett Rangitaawa, Barry Te Wahtu, Simon Lardelli

Weaving

Kohai Grace, Ranui Ngarimu, Tracey Huxford, Rose Tahuparae, Pip Devonshire, Veranoa Hetet, Donna Campbell, Erica Muna Lee

Mixed Media

Ngaahina Hohaia, Ngatai Taepa, Matthew Mcintyre-Wilson

Photography

Tania Niwa

Clay

Wi Taepa, Maria Brockhill,

Printmakers/Painters

Star Gossage, Cyril Tamati, Gabrielle Belz, Darcy Nicholas

Glass

Te Rongo Kirkwood

Click here to view artist profiles.

Exhibition Events
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POSTPONED: Cultural Revitalisation and Wellbeing, 5.00pm Sat 9 November - 2.00pm Sun 10 November, Aotearoa Marae, Normanby

Exhibition Event listings

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Check out the video of the Call of Taranaki Fashion Show