Tukua kia tū takitahi ngā whetū o te rangi


Tukua kia tū takitahi ngā whetū o te rangi

Tia Ranginui, Fiona Pardington, Erana Arapere (Baker), Gary Whiting, Star Gossage, Emily Karaka, Vanessa Wairata Edwards, Darryn George, Tracey Tawhiao, Jasmine Horton, Zena Elliott, Tāwera Tahuri, Wayne Youle, Wi Taepa, Stevei Houkamau, Baye Riddell, Arumaki Grennell, Hera Johns, Keri-Mei Zagrobelna, Turumeke Harrington

Opening: July 12 5:30 pm

Viewing: July 12 until July 22

Let each star in the sky shine its own light

Selected Works from the Collection of Jamie Ferguson and Hera Smith (Wellington/Whanganui)

For our whānau like many others in Te Tai Hauāuru, Puanga is a time of both reflection and refocus; remembering those who have passed and have shaped our lives, and looking ahead to the future.

When Sarah asked if we would be willing to show some works from our collection at Space during Puanga/Matariki, it gave us the opportunity to reflect on the experiences, relationships, and journeys that sit behind, and are in turn provided by, every artwork in our collection.  Not only what they represent for us personally, but also how they reflect cultural, social, environmental, political and personal experiences and issues and, in turn, how they reveal the depth, vitality and vibrancy of contemporary Māori art in its many forms.

As we think these works show, what sets Māori art apart – and this is true in both its traditional and contemporary forms – is that in looking to the present and future, it is always with a clear view to the past.

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua

 I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past

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