Wi Taepa Retrospect (web)

WI TAEPA: Retrospect
9 October 2016 – 12 February 2017

For Māori, uku (clay) is more than an artistic material. It is an ancestor. Derived from the body of Papatūānuku, uku as a material has powerful associations. These narratives have been a major influence on Wi Taepa throughout his career. Today he is widely recognised as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists. Retrospect brings together a collection of major series of works made over the past 30 years. The exhibition tracks his progression from the days of working with clay as a creative and meditative tool for wayward youth, through to the international influences of his later career.


Click this pdf link to view the catalogue for this exhibition: Wi Taepa Retrospect catalogue



Photography by Mark Tantrum

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