Season is honoured to present Mana Māori Motuhake by esteemed artist Robyn Kahukiwa. 51 years after
her first solo show, Kahukiwa presents a rich array of new paintings in which she explores longstanding
concerns with great freshness and conviction.
The Sovereign Māori Nations series reflects her dedication to protest and advocacy, calling down the motu
to the group show Wāhine Māori: Te Toi o te Ātetenga at Te Waka Huia o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Wellington
Museum. The poetic Pepeha series speaks of the importance of whakapapa, and of sustaining and
deepening connections to tīpuna, mokopuna, and tūrangawaewae.
Pātai ki ngā Poutū o te Whare, Ka Whakaahua a Hinetītama ki a Hinenuitepō, and Tīwaiwaka echo
Kahukiwa’s important Wāhine Toa series from the 1980s. They point to the enduring significance of
pūrākau, and emphasise the artist’s deep commitment to platforming the experiences of wāhine Māori.