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RANGONA: SENTIENCE – Matariki Exhibition
July 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am – July 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Kia whakamānawa te toi o ngā rangi, tau ana ki te hora haumako o te whenua. Kia tau hoki te tāwharautanga o te Atua ki runga i ngā iwi me ngā rangatira o te motu. Rārangi maunga, tū te ao, tū te pō. Rārangi tangata, ka ngaro, ka ngaro. Kei ngā mate huhua o te wā, haere atu koutou ki te rua kōiwi, ki reira koutou moe ai, okioki e. Kia tāhuri atu ki a tātou te pito ora e whakatinana ana i ngā wawata, i ngā moemoeā a rātou mā, tēnā tātou katoa.
-Venerate the sanctity of the heavens/sky and fertility of the land.
-Sheltering presence of Atua on iwi and our leaders across the land.
-Mountains stand enduring but man is mortal and perishes.
-Acknowledege those who have passed on and to those who
remain to embody the hopes and dreams of those who have passed
During Matariki the relationship between Ranginui, Papatuanuku, whenua, maunga and whetu is most visible. Matariki articulates and honours the enduring nature of this relationship in an otherwise fragile world. It also recognises the interactivity of all elements as consciousness.
The prevalence of maunga/mountains in the landscape highlights this relationship; they are at the confluence of Papatuanuku and Ranginui. They emphasise the sentience of nature, they cradle the stars and nurture the flora and fauna.
In this exhibition we develop the theme of Matariki through contemporary painting, installation, carving and sculpture which celebrates the sentience of our environment at this time.
Featuring works from 5 contemporary Maori artists:
- Heidi Brickell
- Natanahira Pona
- Ruth Woodbury
- Joanne Barrett
- Jermaine Reihana
Also featuring artwork from the late Ralph Hotere & David Trubridge
Curated by Jermaine Reihana
This is a group exhibition at Depot Artspace 4-22 July 2020.
Opening show Saturday 4th July 11am – 4pm
– Whakatau (11:30am)
– Artist talk (2pm)
Artist & Curator on site each Sunday of the exhibition 11am – 3pm
– First Sunday: Joanne, Heidi & Jermaine
– Second Sunday: Jermaine
– Third Sunday: Natanahira & Jermaine
Kua tāpiri tēnei whakaaturanga ki te ahurei o Matariki mai I te 20 o Pipiri ki te 15 o Hōngongoi. Tirohia te whārangi ipurangi, te whārangi pukamata hoki mō ngā whakamārama.
Ralph Hotere (Song of Solomon)