Multiple-artists' response to Te Urewera – the place, the people, the history
The work of over 20 artists comes together in Te Urewera Conversations, the "Summer Show" at Whakatāne's recently-opened exhibition centre, Te Koputu.
While many of the artists are of Ngāi Tūhoe descent, the line-up purposefully includes other makers who have created work in response to Te Urewera – the place, the people and the history.
The works span almost six decades of contemporary New Zealand art. The earliest piece is the limestone sculpture, Tūhoe Woman, created in the late 1950s by Russell Clark. The most recent are works by the new echelon of Tūhoe artists including Kylie Tiuka, Aimee Ratana and Saffronn Te Ratana.
The Whakatāne Museum has curated the exhibition, drawing the content from individual artists, other institutions and dealer galleries.
Te Urewera Conversations
23 November 2013 – 19 January 2014
Te Koputu at te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre
Esplanade Mall, Whakatāne
A catalogue detailing the event is available via the link below.