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'A fibre system of knowledge'

'A fibre system of knowledge'

Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi’s art explore a lineage of traditional Tongan artforms. Hastings Art Gallery manager and curator Sophie Davis describes how these threads align in their exhibition, ‘Amui ‘i Mu'a – Ancient Futures.

2 October 2023

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Ka Ora te Taiao: An Inheritance Worth Preserving

Ka Ora te Taiao: An Inheritance Worth Preserving

Brook Konia responds to Hemi Macgregor’s Waiora, which presented artworks that discuss the interplay between the environment and our relationship to it as humans.

10 November 2023

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What it means ‘to be at home’, on this island

What it means ‘to be at home’, on this island

What is home? And where is home? These are the questions Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Salome Tanuvasa explores regularly in her work. Questions which, for many of us who live in Aotearoa New Zealand, are at once both physical and philosophical, migratory and meaningful. Rosie Dawson-Hewes talks to Tanuvasa to find out more.

14 May 2023

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The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves

Ayesha Green (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) has made a name for herself painting flattened, cartoon portraits and botanical scenes in a firmly illustrative style. Her new exhibition, To the best of my knowledge, examines the role of the Native Schools’ Act in early colonial Māori educational settings, specifically through Hukarere Māori Girls’ School. This body of work continues Ayesha’s kaupapa of examining systems of knowledge and what it means to be wahine Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

16 August 2021

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