Maioha Kara, <i>Salutations</i>, installation image, 2020, Open Window, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

Maioha Kara, Salutations, installation image, 2020, Open Window, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

Govett-Brewster Seniors

Discussion
  • Fri 12 Feb 2021
  • 9:30—11AM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Second Friday of the month
  • Free entry
  • Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30 am ready for a 10 am start

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.

Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed!


Seniors is back for 2021 and to kick off the year we will be viewing a new commission by Maioha Kara (Waikato, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou) in the Open Window Gallery on Queen St, New Plymouth.


In her new work Salutations, Maioha Kara draws on the geometric patterns of Māori and Cook Island art forms, including whakairo, raranga, tukutuku, kōwhaiwhai and tivaevae, to explore the cycles and systems of te ao Māori and the natural world.


Kara considers the rimu body of Salutations to be a taonga. Her shallow excavations on to its surface are designed to engage with the wood’s characteristics and speak to the intricate and interconnected cosmological relationships between the resources of the natural world and matauranga Māori.

 

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