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Wa:Hine – Wai:Rua

Wa:Hine – Wai:Rua. Image: Courtesy of the artist.
4 Jun 2022 to 24 Jul 2022
10am-4.30pm daily
Through harakeke, light and uku (clay), Ashlee Tawhiti (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Te Rangi) creates an immersive space for meditative thought and contemplation.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Festival
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
Corban Estate Arts Centre
Address: 
Homestead Galleries 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson Auckland 0612
Region: 
Auckland

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Through harakeke, light and uku (clay), Ashlee Tawhiti (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Te Rangi) creates an immersive space for meditative thought and contemplation.

Referencing the twin stars in the Matariki cluster, Waitī and Waitā, representing the ocean and fresh waters, Tawhiti acknowledges the vital role of water mixed with earthly ochres that bring alive local clays.

Symbolising Papatūānuku and the creation of Hineahuone (the first human woman) from whom we are part, Wa:Hine – Wai:Rua explores the ancient callings of the feminine and acknowledges the cyclic inevitabilities that are realised through the Whenua and natural materials, calling us to connect.

This exhibition is part of Matariki Festival 2022.

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Corban Estate Arts Centre

19 May 2022

Interests The Corban Estate Arts Centre (CEAC)