Event Details


Peata Larkin and Alexis Neal in conversation with local artist and arts enabler Julie Paama-Pengelly.

Speaking personally and collectively about their art practices and coming together as like-minded thinkers and makers. Toi Tauranga welcomes you along to hear more about the current exhibition Whaka-aho presented at Toi Tauranga POP UP Gallery at 42 Devonport Road.

Peata Larkin (Tūhourangi,NgātiWhakaue, NgātiTūwharetoa) and Alexis Neal’s (NgātiAwa/TeĀtiawa) practices intersect through their ancestral connections to weaving. Whaka-aho/connecting threads is a joint exhibition presenting a time-line of works that ignite shared conversations between the artists’ personal developments, influences, and materiality; celebrating weaving structures that explore a sense of identity. Whaka-aho is a new iteration of the artists’ 2022 exhibition Whakamata at Mangere Arts Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Julie Paama-Pengelly is a curator, writer, practitioner and educator in Māori Visual Arts. Julie was an early force in the revival of Tā moko - customary tattoo, the same drive she applies to  leading development of Māori Arts in Tauranga Moana as chair of Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust.


  • Free - Registrations Encouraged


  • Sat 30 Sep


  • 11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Address: Tauranga Art Gallery POP UP

  • 42-44 Devonport Road
  • Tauranga, 3110