Te Ingo Ngaia

Te Ingo Ngaia

Swallowing Geography with Te Ingo Ngaia

Special Bi-Lingual Tour
  • Sat 5 Feb 2022
  • 11AM—12PM
  • Gallery 3
  • Free
  • Maximum 20 guests
  • Spaces limited due to government restrictions and social distancing.
  • Under the new Traffic Light protection framework please show your vaccine pass on arrival at the gallery to attend this event.
  • Covid sign-in and mask wearing required by all visitors to the Gallery.

A journey of Swallowing Geography through a Māori lens, join us as Te Ingo Ngaia leads a tour in Te Reo Māori and English.

An exhibition that explores our relationship with land and place, Swallowing Geography is about how we absorb the landscape and our built environment and how we ingest or take in the histories of sites and places both explicit and oblique. The show is centred on the particular whenua (lands) and histories of Taranaki.  These notions are realised through the responses of four leading contemporary New Zealand artists: Matt Pine (Te Ātiawa, Te Atihaunui-a- Pāpārangi, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Shona Rapira Davies (Ngāti Wai ki Aotea), Kate Newby (Auckland, New Zealand; Texas and New York, USA) and Ana Iti (Te Rarawa).

 

Te Ingo Ngaia resides in Ngāmotu with her whānau and serves her many marae around Taranaki. She teaches Te Reo Māori and revitalises the Taranaki dialect at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Matt Pine, <i>'F' Series no.2 - Impressions on Gate Pā (excavations)</i>, 1979 - 2021 (realised by the Parekōwhai studio), installation image, Gallery 1, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

Matt Pine, 'F' Series no.2 - Impressions on Gate Pā (excavations), 1979 - 2021 (realised by the Parekōwhai studio), installation image, Gallery 1, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

Ana Iti, <i>the woman whose back was a whetstone, 2021</i>. Installation image, Gallery 3, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

Ana Iti, the woman whose back was a whetstone, 2021. Installation image, Gallery 3, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Bryan James.

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