Ngā hau o Tāwhirimatea

Image courtesy of the artists. 

Image courtesy of the artists. 

upcoming
18 Feb – 15 Apr

Hana Pera Aoake, Taarn Scott

Join us for the opening of Ngā hau o Tāwhirimatea by Hana Pera Aoake and Taarn Scott on Saturday 18 February, 11am - 4pm.

Aoake and Scott's exhibition will open concurrently with maybe i'm just like a gust of wind, an exhibition of new work by Wesley John Fourie.

We are delighted to celebrate with catering by Seeds to Feeds, an initiative celebrating locally grown, naturally grown, community-building food. We are excited to be collaborating with Seeds to Feeds for our opening events throughout 2023.

Kai will be served around 1pm.

Read more about Seeds to Feeds here:
https://www.seedstofeeds.nz/

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Hana Pera Aoake

Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi me Ngaati Raukawa, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Waewae, Waitaha) is an artist and writer. Their practice examines tensions between Indigenous and European epistemologies, threading these together to weave new meanings. Aoake works across many mediums including textiles, raranga, ceramics, painting, performance, film, sculpture and writing. 


Aoake completed an MFA at Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa and took part in the Independent Study Programme at Maumaus Escola de Artes Visuais, Lisbon. Their book of selected writings A bathful of hot water and kawakawa (Compound Press) was released in 2020. In 2021-22 Aoake was a participating artist in Regional Arts Australia’s inaugural Regional Assembly.

Also active as a curator and educator, Aoake currently co-organises Kei te pai press with Morgan Godfrey.


Taarn Scott

Taarn Scott is an artist from Ōtepoti. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with a BFA (Honours). She is interested in the Tactile, illustrative practices and community art. Recent exhibitions include joint shows with Hana Pera Aoake and Wesley John Fourie, Invasive Weeds (or I wish I could give you the world, but I was only given mud, rot, and the bones of a half-eaten fish), The Physics Room, Ōtautahi; The Future of Dirt RM Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau; and An Endless Sky of Honey, Meanwhile Gallery and Projectspace, Pōneke. Scott’s solo exhibitions include Outlining/ Shifting Channels, Refinery ArtSpace, Whakatū, and Transient Places, ADJO, Ōtepoti.

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maybe i’m just like a gust of wind

Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.

upcoming
18 Feb – 15 Apr

Wesley John Fourie

Join us to celebrate the opening of maybe i’m just like a gust of wind by Wesley John Fourie on Saturday 18 February, anytime between 11am - 4pm.

Fourie's exhibition will open concurrently with Ngā hau o Tāwhirimatea, an exhibition of new work by Hana Pera Aoake and Taarn Scott.

We are delighted to celebrate with catering by Seeds to Feeds, an initiative celebrating locally grown, naturally grown, community-building food. We are excited to be collaborating with Seeds to Feeds for our opening events throughout 2023.

Kai will be served around 1pm.

Read more about Seeds to Feeds here:
https://www.seedstofeeds.nz/

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I screamed his name

From the top of the fucking mountain

Into the wind

A call of love

To remember

Dreaming of him

The sun set long ago on this fantasy

So i scream

The wind howls

It roars

Calling your name

A memory

And with his delicate touch he pressed himself into me

And from his skin i was born again

Maybe im just like a gust of wind

Maybe im just like a wave of love

Crashing

Over the earth

A song for a thousand suns

The wind roars

Maybe like im just the waves of the sea

A force

A phenomena

A flash of lighting

I called your name

Screaming it at the top of my fucking lungs

And so the wind roared for you

I whispered into the ethos

I miss you

I love you 

Always 

Forever the first morning

Again and again and again

 

Wesley John Fourie

Wesley John Fourie is an artist currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Primarily working with textiles, they also write, perform, draw and paint. Their work explores themes of nature, spirituality, and sexuality, often manifesting as large-scale “soft sculptures”. In Fourie’s words they “see art as a vehicle to raise awareness of the sacred status of our natural environment.”


Recent solo exhibitions include Red Night Wanderings, Broker Galleries, Tāhuna; They Came To Me In The Night, RDS Gallery, Ōtepoti and I followed you into the sea, Te Kōpotu, Te Whanga a Toi Whakatane. They exhibited in the 28th Slavonian Biennale, and have participated in several residencies including Venezia Contemporanea and St Petersburg Art Residency (SPAR). Fourie’s practice includes collaboration, having recently worked intimately with artist and writer Hana Pera Aoake and artist Taarn Scott. The three artists have exhibited together in An Endless Sky of Honey, Meanwhile Gallery and Projectspace, Pōneke; Invasive Weeds (or I wish I could give you the world, but I was only given mud, rot, and the bones of a half-eaten fish), The Physics Room, Ōtautahi; and The Future of Dirt, RM Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau.

https://www.wesleyjohnfourie.com/

 

 

Enjoy would like to thank The Chartwell Trust for generously supporting this project.

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