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Floor Talk: Te Rangi Haupapa – A Woven History
When: Saturday 16 November 2pm Where: Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr Willow & Wharf Streets, Tauranga Entry: Free for NZ residents, $7 International
Assistant curator Arpège Taratoa offers insight into this exhibition’s concept of duality in Māoridom, gender and colonisation, past and present.
Commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pa, Te Rangi Haupapa – a woven history approaches concepts around colonisation and the aftermath of the land wars in the Bay of Plenty, specifically through a Te Āo Māori lens.
Two contrasting spaces aligned with the gender elements of Māoridom, offer insight into Aotearoa New Zealand’s tumultuous past and the intergenerational healing that continues to be explored by many of our contemporary artists today. The exhibition includes contemporary artists Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena, Tawhai Rickard, James Ormsby, Nikau Hindin, Greg Semu, Te Marunui Hotene and Sarah Hudson with tāonga on loan from Tauranga Heritage Collection and The Elms.