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Photo reproduced with permission from the artist and Collection of Te Kōpuni Kura – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Art Collection.

The continuing commitment of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to supporting Toi Māori is a key kaupapa underpinning the new exhibition which started at Apakura in Te Awamutu on Monday 29 April.

The exhibition, entitled Whakapuāwai, will proudly showcase work by recent graduates of the Toi Paematua (diploma) and Maunga Kura Toi (degree) programmes in Whakairo, Raranga and Rauangi.

“This exhibition reminds us of our continued commitment towards supporting the revitalisation and growth of Toi Māori in Aotearoa,” says Apakura-based Poutiaki – Toi, Aisha Roberts."

“At the exhibition both customary and contemporary techniques and ideas will combine to present works of art from around the motu inspired by Te Ao Māori."

“These artists on display will join the legacy of Toi graduates that Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has fostered for over 30 years, a legacy that continues to flourish today.”

Whakapuāwai will run till 23 June.

The 2017 work (above) by Corrinne Tripp-Larkins entitled He Whare Kōpikopiko - House with curves will feature in the exhibition. Materials: Harakeke (flax/Phormium Tenax), MDF wood, muka fibre (harakeke fibre), rope cord, Teri dyes, glue, cotton thread, bolt wingnuts, polyester stuffing, fishing wire to hang/display.

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Published On: 2 May, 2019

Article By: Stephen Ward



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