Saturday 14 July 2018, 10.30am - Saturday 11 August 2018, 4.00pm
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, 63 Orly Avenue, Māngere, Auckland
09 262 5789
In Kōwhai 2017, Aydriannah Tuiali’i explores the relationship – whakawhanaungatanga – between moving image, kapa haka and waiata.
Kōwhai echoes the artist’s ongoing commitment to the immersive experience of learning Te Reo Māori.
The exhibition also showcases the creation of Te Ao Māori – from nothing to something – as retold via ngā momo kōrero, or oral storytelling.
Tuiali’i is an emerging moving image artist from Tāmaki. In 2017, she travelled to Samoa as part of the Through the Lens programme with Maoriland Film Festival and graduated from AUT University in the same year.
This is her first exhibition at Māngere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku and kicks off a three month focus on video and performance based work.
Her exhibition is also part of a year-long emphasis on art by Māori and Pacific Women, to mark the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Aotearoa.
This event is part of Matariki Festival, taking place 30 June–22 July.