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Whenua: Land – Group Exhibition

14 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018

Takarunga by Richard Joughin

Saturday 14 July 2018, 2.00pm - Wednesday 25 July 2018, 3.00pm

  • Exhibition opens: Sat 14 July, 2pm
  • Gallery hours: Mon 12pm-4.30pm, Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun & public holidays 11am-3pm

Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

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Natali Rojas

09 963 2331


Whatungarongaro te tangata. Toitū te whenua.

People perish but the land endures.

This exhibition takes place during Matariki and celebrates the advent of the Maori New Year and the place of whenua in generating new life.

It celebrates the distinctive perceptions of and relationships to whenua of artists both past and present.

Our hope for this exhibition is that it raises awareness of our place on this land, Papatuanuku, and creates greater appreciation for the privilege of our presence here.

Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising which signals the beginning of the New Year.

When the stars are at their brightest it is thought that this is the most auspicious time for planting. Hence, we acknowledge both the confluence of stars and the fertility of whenua.

Artists: Joanne Barrett, Robyn Gibson, Karen Browne, Richard Joughin, Sean McDonnell, Celia Walker, Jermaine Reihana, Don Binney, Howie Cook.