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Kua whati te rākau

Hōhua Thompson

11 Feb – 30 Mar
Hōhua Thompson, Kua whati te rākau research image, 2022, digital drawing.

Hōhua Thompson, Kua whati te rākau research image, 2022, digital drawing.

2022

Tension and precarity are not new concepts for most cultures, especially since the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Māori have dealt with these issues before. Great migrations, wars and the constant onslaught of colonisation have given us examples of how our tīpuna handled these situations.

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Wishing you well

Hanna Shim 심한나

11 Feb – 30 Mar
Hanna Shim, One day I’ll fly on the bird, 2021, digital video and animated pencil drawing, 0:45, still.

Hanna Shim, One day I’ll fly on the bird, 2021, digital video and animated pencil drawing, 0:45, still.

2022

Soft, sewn sculptures by Hanna Shim 심한나 make space for elastic encounters within the rigid white walls of a gallery space. One of the artist’s goals in creating pliable art is to defeat the architecture that restrains and constrain the artist and their works from the wildness of making.

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He Kanohi Kitea

Tallulah Farrar

26 Nov 2021 – 4 Feb 2022
Tallulah Farrar, He Kanohi Kitea, 2021, digital illustration and vinyl print mural. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown. 

Tallulah Farrar, He Kanohi Kitea, 2021, digital illustration and vinyl print mural. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown. 

2021
Reading Room Mural

"He kanohi kitea" (a face seen) is an important saying and value in Māoridom, acknowledging the importance of meeting people face-to-face to build relationships and trust. Enjoy’s new commissioned artwork He Kanohi Kitea is situated in our reading room, an inviting place to nurture and encourage these interactions to take place. Within a global pandemic this acknowledges kanohi kitea hasn't always been possible, along with the realisation of how important the physical presence of seeing people face-to-face is to our overall wellbeing.

The name He Kanohi Kitea was gifted by our close friend and neighbour Tehani Buchanan. Thank-you so much for supporting this kaupapa. Much aroha to the whānau and for your mahi.

Sophia Coghini, Tautai Arts Intern 2021 at Enjoy has overseen this project as commissioning curator.

Thank-you to Jim & Mary Barr for your crucial support of this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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