• Ngataiharuru Taepa

Ngataiharuru Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa) presents Pou Rongoā, featuring the commanding three-panel kōwhaiwhai work He ata ki runga, he ata ki raro (2020), originally commissioned for the landmark exhibition Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art curated by Nigel Borrell for Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. In the accompanying exhibition catalogue for Toi Tū Toi Ora, Borrell writes:

Mystifying and mesmerising, it was inspired by the concepts found in karakia, or prayers and chants, that pertain to wānanga - ideas about knowledge acquisition, growth and learning. As these kōwhaiwhai patterns meander across the picture plane, their form a horizon line that is envisaged as the start of a new dawn, a new era and time.

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  • Wellington