“Ko ō tātou whakapono ngā kaiwehewehe i a tātau. Ko ō tātou moemoeā me ō tātou pākatokato ngā kaiwhakakotahi i a tātau.” It is our truths that are the actors of separation. It is our dreams and difficulties that act to unify us. – Te Wharehuia Milroy
Hononga connects an, as yet, unconnected group of indigenous artists through their experience of indigeneity and creative practice. The diversity of practice among the selected artists is intended to dismantle preconceived notions of what indigenous artwork can look like and what the indigenous lived experience is. Despite the inability to connect physically, due to the global pandemic, the international artists will be able to contribute using digital technologies.
HOEA! Gallery will host a panel discussion with artistson the role of indigenous contemporary artists and will present a series of practical workshops at Te Pūtahi Hub. This show, and the public programming surrounding it, is intended to foster understanding.
Exhibiting artists, Chevron Hassett, Sheri Osden Nault, Melanie Tahata, Pounamu Wharekawa and Afatasi The Artist.
- Artist Talks Sun 10 Oct 12.30pm – 2pm
- Open daily 2pm – 7pm