Te Toi Hou – Contemporary Maori Art .

An exhibition to celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year by contemporary Maori artists who use a mixture of Western visual language and kaupapa Maori to describe their concerns and place in today’s society.

Artists include emerging and well established practitioners such as; Aroha Gossage, Akura Makea-Pardington, Tanya Ruka, Rik Wilson, Penny Howard, Hemi MacGregor, Nigel Borell, Michael Parekowhai, Chris Bailey, Star Gossage, Brett Graham and Brad Haami.

Brad Haami will also give a reading of his work on Sunday 6th July at 3pm – all welcome to this free event.

The opening event will include karakia, a performance by Te Puawaitanga o te Purapurapai of Birkdale Primary School and a whaikorero by Elizabeth Ellis, followed by a kai tahi.  All welcome to this free event, donations welcomed.

Opening event: Sunday 22nd June 2014
3.00pm – 5.00pm. 

Exhibition: Now – 9 July 2014
Northart Gallery
Norman King Square
Cost: Free
Suitable for: Family