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Simon Kaan – Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu

After 12 months in the making, Te Rūnanga o Ngāī Tahu launch Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu, a web series of eight mini art documentaries exploring the practice and success of a number of talented New Zealand artists who also happen to be Ngāi Tahu. The series kicks off today with Dunedin artist Simon Kaan….

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Ngāi Tahu exhibition showcases Papatipu Rūnanga

In “Te Rua o Te Moko,” eighteen watercolours and pencil drawings hang upon the walls of a small room at Christchurch Art Gallery in a homage to significant land sites for each of the Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga. It is a ‘quiet,’ elegant show that acknowledges and supports the rūnanga and reaches out to the…

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Artist wins innovation award

It’s been a busy year for artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Samoan), and being awarded the Contemporary Pacific Artist award for Innovation by Creative New Zealand is another welcome accolade. Established in 1996, the annual awards acknowledge the richness, diversity and excellence of Pacific art in New Zealand and Lonnie is one of six artists…

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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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Kōrero Koe; Kōrero Au – An exhibition of paintings

Moana Tipa first began developing ideas and experimenting with drawings for her current exhibition, Kōrero Koe; Kōrero Au in 1987. The works now showing at Forrester Gallery, in Oamaru, are the coming together of ideas and her long-term vision. Moana (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Celt), developed her ideas further when she returned to…

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Crossing cultures

Cordons around Ōtautahi’s Square have been replaced with vibrant hoardings bearing signs, symbols and geometric architectural patterns, bringing new life to a dormant cityscape. A contemporary whare made of scaffolding, plastic bread baskets, and living plants also sits as a thoughtful juxtaposition to the ruined cathedral. Kaituhituhi Adrienne Rewi reports. These works, by two leading…

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Kā Honoka

Kāi Tahu art graduates feature at Dunedin School of Art exhibition. In a first for the Dunedin School of Art, it is showcasing 40 years of work from its Kāi Tahu graduates. The Kā Honoka exhibition features the work of artists like Rachael Rakena, who recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and Ross Hemera, Professor…

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