Mere Walker, (Whakatōhea), Kete, 1995, Harakeke, non-traditional dye. Collection of Mere Walker, Kawerau
Curator Nathan Pōhio, (Kati Mamoe, Ngai Tahu, Waitaha)directs his attention in Te Puna Waior: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi to the installation of an exhibition in which art and life are one, commenting in the accompanying publication: ‘For Maori, life is communal and so for the weavers, the community stands up.’ As a group exhibition it has few, if any, precedents in public galleries in Aotearoa and internationally.
Te Puna Waiora: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Corner Worcester Blvd and Montreal Street
18 December – 3 April 2022
February 2022 Edition SEE IT HERE.