WI TAEPA: Retrospect

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Wi Taepa is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists. This exhibition brings together a collection of major series of works made over the past 30 years. The exhibition tracks his progression from working with clay as a creative and meditative tool for wayward youth, through to the international influences of his later career.

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If we never met…

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

If we never met brings together a series leading and emerging First Nation Canadian artists and performers for their first exhibition in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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JULIE NAGAM – where white pines lay over the water

2 Dec 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Julie Nagam’s moving image and sound installation is an exploration of indigenous narratives. where the white pines lay over the water challenges the dominant settler account of Toronto City through the portrayal of historians, archaeologists, elders, various texts, the land, maps and archival documents. As artist in residence throughout November, Julie will be developing work around oral histories and knowledge systems within Porirua.

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JAMES ORMSBY: Whakapapa

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Drawing is a passion for James Ormsby, he describes it as his first language and he is a master at it. James Ormsby: Whakapapa brings together the finest drawings James has produced in the last two decades, most of them measuring over two metres high.

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NGAHINA HOHAIA: Tools of Oppression and Liberation

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

In Tools of Oppression and Liberation, Ngahina Hohaia presents us with a major new installation, De-fence. De-fence casts a critical eye on the humble rural farm fencepost. Seemingly inane in nature, the fencepost has played a huge role in the division and dissemination of lands and populations throughout our nation’s relatively short history.

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