• Robyn Maree Pickens

In response to the threat of kauri dieback, mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki have issued a rāhui (ritual prohibition) over the Waitākere Ranges. 'Respect the rāhui' is a text-based work by Robyn Maree Pickens that attempts to listen to, and support this closure through reiteration of the rāhui. Each billboard will present one word of the prohibition: Respect | the | rāhui. The work acknowledges Mary-Louise Browne's 2010 Te Tuhi billboard work Golden by forming the words from one of Browne's inkjet prints of kauri gum. This iterative use of Browne's work acknowledges a historical and conceptual precedent, and signals the spatial and temporal distance between the work and the kauri trees under rāhui.

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Te Tuhi

  • 15 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga, Auckland 2010