Framed as a love letter to whanau and whakapapa, Heratiki and Elise’s exhibition stands at the intersection of Te Ao Wairua and Te Ao Tūroa. It examines culturally loaded spaces that serve as gateways and what it means to be able to walk between them.
Elise’s Ārai is a veil made of foraged skeleton leaves coated with epoxy. Her paintings provide a window into a different world and speak to notions of home.
Heratiki’s photography and paintings document the candid intimacy of her family. She selects images that carry a sense of wairua. Her series focuses on domesticity and displacement.