- Thu 27 Jul 2017
- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
- Entry $15
- Friends $10
- Students with ID free
- All welcome
- Booking essential
We welcome Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM, a distinguished Maori academic and early LGBT activist
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku has served on various governance bodies, including Te Papa Tongarewa, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision and Creative NZ.
Te Awekotuku has worked across the heritage, culture and academic sectors as a curator, lecturer, researcher and activist. Her areas of research interest include gender issues, museums, body modification, power and powerlessness, spirituality and ritual. She has been curator of ethnology at the Waikato Museum; lecturer in art history at Auckland University; professor of Maori studies at Victoria University of Wellington and Professor of Research and Development at Waikato University.
In the 2010 New Year Honours Te Awekotuku was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori culture.
The Monica Brewster Evenings in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth.
Nau mai, haere mai! Whakapiri mai ki a Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM i tēnei maruahiahi. He uri nō te waka o Te Arawa, ā, he pāranga hoki hōna ki ngā iwi o Tūhoe me Waikato hoki. He pūkenga kahurangi Māori, waihoki he kaiwhakatūtū hoki nō LGBT.
Ka whai wāhi a Ngahuia ki te kōrero e pā ana ki tāna pukapuka, ko Tahuri, arā, he kohikohinga pakikīrehe e whakatairanga ana i te kiripuaki nei me tōna pakeketanga i Aotearoa.
Kua kuhu a Ngahuia ki ngā tini kāhui kāwanatanga, pērā i Te Papa Tongarewa, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision me Toi Aotearoa hoki. Huhua noa atu hāna mahi rangahau me hāna tuhituhinga e pā ana ki te ao Māori, otinoa ngā tikanga tuku iho me ngā tikanga hōu e pā ana ki te tā moko.
I roto i hāna mahi hei kaiwhakarite, hei kaiwhakaako, hei kairangahau, hei kaiwhakatūtū hoki, ko ngā tino e ai ki a Ngahuia ko ngā take ā-ira, ngā whare pupuru taonga, ngā panonitanga ā-tinana, te mana me te manakore, te wairuatanga me ngā karakia.