past event

Artist talk: Ngahuia Harrison

Saturday 18 Nov 2017

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Join us for an artist talk with Ngahuia Harrison and Louise Rutledge on the final day of the exhibition I huti a Manaia i te ika and his heart was broken.

About the artist

Ngahuia Harrison (Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi) is an Auckland based artist, working predominantly in lens-based media. She completed her Masters at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2012, and following this established the gallery and event space Plaza along with Isobel Dryburgh and Nicola Verdon. Currently, Harrison is completing her practice-led PhD at Auckland University of Technology. The research examines Ngātiwai philosophies and the way in which these concepts can be applied to creative practice, with a particular interest in the understandings and relationships hapū have with the natural environment, particularly with regards to wai (water), water-bound kaitiaki and waterways. Recent exhibitions include E takarae ki te muri i raro mata raranga mai kaewa ki te rangi ko au ki raro whakaaro rangi ai, St PAUL St, Auckland, 2017; You can eat everything but the rocks, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, 2016.