Magic of Mosaic
Third National Mosaic Art Exhibition
18 October – 17 November 2013 in the Bottle Creek Gallery
The Magic of Mosaic Third National Mosaic Art Exhibition features works made by 40 of New Zealand’s most passionate mosaic artists from Northland to Invercargill. They’ve created a diverse range of works that highlights the magic and future potential of New Zealand mosaic art.
Beverly Rhodes: Dreamland
31 October – 24 November 2013 in the Toi Gallery
Beverly Rhodes’ paintings depict what she imagines a child might experience in any given situation. The Dreamland series was inspired by fairytales, children’s dreams and imagined experiences.
Miranda Parkes: Shebang
18 October – 14 November 2013
Miranda Parkes has become widely known for her bright abstract paintings that literally slump, sag and scrunch off their frames.
Whakawhiti Aria: Transmission Birch/Cotton/Jahnke
22 September – 1 December 2013
Profiling the work of three leading contemporary Maori artists from the Manawatu region: Israel Birch, Shane Cotton and Robert Jahnke.
UKU RERE: Nga Kaihanga Uku & beyond
14 July- 27 October 2013
Uku Rere is a survey of contemporary ceramics by Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Wi Taepa and Paerau Corneal.
Pataka is proud to present this ground-breaking exhibition in partnership with Toi Maori, showing ceramics by the five principal members of Nga Kaihanga Uku: Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Wi Taepa and Paerau Corneal.
The Nga Kaihanga Uku organisation of Maori clay workers began in 1986 by a group of artists drawn together by the common desire to make artworks in clay based on Kaupapa Maori.
Maori had no tradition of working creatively with clay so Nga Kaihanga Uku provided a co-operative network for artists interested in this medium enabling them to share knowledge and skills.
This exhibition tells the story of Nga Kaihanga Uku from its beginnings in relation to Maori mythology and the stories that have followed since.
Up to 60 hand-built ceramic works will chart the creative progress of these dynamic members of the movement over the last 25 years and indicate some of their directions of future development. Viewers will gain insights into the individual ceramic practices of each artist and be shown how they connect to the philosophies of the broader collective.