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Rangona: Sentience

04 Jul 2020 - 22 Jul 2020

When

Saturday 4 July 2020, 10.00am - Wednesday 22 July 2020, 3.30pm


Gallery hours:

  • Mon 12pm-3.30pm
  • Tue-Fri 10am-3.30pm
  • Sat 10am-4pm
  • Sun and public holidays closed
Where

Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland

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Cost
Free
Contact

Diana Hu

diana.hu@depotartspace.co.nz

021 048 2499

Website

depotartspace.co.nz/event/matariki-exhibition-rangona

facebook.com/events/257719225541429

Kia whakamānawa te toi o ngā rangi, tau ana ki te hora haumako o te whenua. Kia tau hoki te tāwharautanga o te Atua ki runga i ngā iwi me ngā rangatira o te motu.

Rārangi maunga, tū te ao, tū te pō. Rārangi tangata, ka ngaro, ka ngaro.

Kei ngā mate huhua o te wā, haere atu koutou ki te rua kōiwi, ki reira koutou moe ai, okioki e.

Kia tāhuri atu ki a tātou te pito ora e whakatinana ana i ngā wawata, i ngā moemoeā a rātou mā, tēnā tātou katoa.

Venerate the sanctity of the heavens/sky and fertility of the land.

Sheltering presence of Atua on iwi and our leaders across the land.

Mountains stand enduring but man is mortal and perishes.

Acknowledge those who have passed on and to those who remain to embody the hopes and dreams of those who have passed.

During Matariki, the relationship between Ranginui, Papatuanuku, whenua, maunga and whetu is most visible.

Matariki articulates and honours the enduring nature of this relationship in an otherwise fragile world.

It also recognises the interactivity of all elements as consciousness.

The prevalence of maunga (mountains) in the landscape highlights this relationship; they are at the confluence of Papatuanuku and Ranginui.

They emphasise the sentience of nature, they cradle the stars and nurture the flora and fauna.

In this exhibition, we develop the theme of Matariki through contemporary painting, installation, carving and sculpture which celebrates the sentience of our environment at this time.

Featuring works from five contemporary Maori artists:

  • Heidi Brickell
  • Natanahira Pona
  • Ruth Woodbury
  • Joanne Barrett
  • Jermaine Reihana
  • Curated by Jermaine Reihana

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