Posts Tagged ‘Areta Wilkinson’

Coveted festival selection for Ngāi Tahu Artists web series

Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu, the eight-episode web series exploring the practice and success of a group of talented Ngāi Tahu artists, has been selected to screen at two coveted film festivals – Māoriland 2018 and the Vancouver Web Fest. The series, created and produced by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and funded by Te…

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Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu

Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu not only celebrates the work of Ngāi Tahu artists and looks at what a Ngāi Tahu art aesthetic is – it also gives recognition to people for the work they’re doing on the ground to encapsulate the sense of what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in a solid form for future generations to look back on.

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Ngāi Tahu jeweller wins CNZ Fellowship

Creative New Zealand’s $100,000 2015 Craft/Object Fellowship has been awarded to Ngāi Tahu artist/jeweller Areta Wilkinson of Canterbury. Areta recently completed a doctoral thesis examining concepts of taonga relevant to her own contemporary practice and she says the fellowship will enable her to complete further work relevant to her thesis. Her project, Hine-Āhua: Absences and…

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Areta Wilkinson

Ngāti Irakehu, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Ngāi Tūāhuriri The artwork of Areta sits between traditional Māori adornment still produced in the present, and the histories and practices of New Zealand contemporary jewellery. Areta says her practice has developed into explorations of craft methodology forming out of collective Ngāi Tahu cultural values. Much of her…

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Expecting to fly

The Paemanu rōpū brings together a diverse group of artists dedicated to the development of Ngāi Tahutanga through contemporary visual arts. Kaituhi Matt Philp reports. In 2006, a group of Ngāi Tahu contemporary artists exhibited in a group show at a cultural centre near Melbourne. For several of the 14 artists involved, it was the…

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WHAKAPAIPAI: Jewellery as pepeha

To find out about cultural identity, you have to return to the home fires, to the kaik, the whānau and the whenua. Areta Wilkinson understood that when she returned to Christchurch eight years ago, driven by a desire to reconnect and find out more about her whakapapa. Areta (Ngāi Tahu –Ngāti Irakehu) was always aware…

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