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.

For more about the exhibition which runs from 19th October 2019 to 8th March 2020:
https://www.artgallery.org.nz/exhibitions/id/1336