WharehokaSmith <em>Kūreitanga II IV</em> 2016, installation view detail, Govett-Brewster
Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett

WharehokaSmith Kūreitanga II IV 2016, installation view detail, Govett-Brewster
Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett

Artist Workshop: WharehokaSmith

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
  • Sat 14 Sep 2019
  • 10AM—3PM
  • Todd Energy Learning Centre
  • $10
  • Booking essential
  • 12 participants max
  • Suitable for ages 16+
  • Tools and materials provided
  • BYO visual journal or diary to capture dialogue or image notes during the workshop to inform your work

Develop an informed art piece supported by dialogue utilising elements of toi Māori.

With a commitment to support te taiao/ environment and mātauranga Māori world view through toi/art, artist WharehokaSmith (Taranaki Tuturu, Te Atiawa, Ngāruahine, Pākehā) leads this workshop, which is also part of Conservation Week 2019.

Commissioned for the Govett-Brewster’s Todd Energy Learning Centre located at the heart of the building, WharehokaSmith’s wall mural Kūreitanga II IV is reflective of designs used by Māori to decorate wharenui (ceremonial communal houses), clothing, objects and architectural spaces. The artwork is an interpretation of Pērā Hoki, an ancient waiata/karakia (song/ prayer) which focuses on the significance of water to all life. The connection water creates between earth and sky is mirrored by the building, reaching from the floor to a skylight high above. 

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