Te Kohao O Te Ngira - The Eye of the Needle

19 January - 18 February 2018

Curated by George Kahi and Sylvia Nelson. This is a story about place, where we are all in the eye of the needle.

The exhibition focuses on the Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Waiheke Island and the Hauraki areas of the tribes of Tamaki Makaurau.

Within this inaugural exhibition both Ngati Paoa and Nga Tai are being referred to as key Iwi who signed within the Hauraki and Tamaki Makaurau although there has been a number of Manawhenua who signed collectively for today’s context within Tamaki Makaurau.

Artists are drawn from and have a connection to Waiheke, Hauraki and Tamaki areas and include:

Chris Bailey, Anton Forde, Jeanine Clarkin, Charlotte Graham, Dion Hitchens, Andrea Hopkins, Luke Jacomb, Emily Karaka, Virginia King, Sid Marsh, Ngaire McCarthy, Denis O'Connor, Stanely Palmer, Fiona Pardington, Lucy Pierpoint, Lorna Rikihana, Paora Te Rangiuaia, Sarah Walker Holt, The Te Hononga Weavers Collective and more. 

Waitangi Day Events during the exhibition:

Students Cartooning Workshops
Saturday & Sunday 10-12 midday. Free!

He Teka e Noho Ana - A thought provoking 10 minute play performed in Te Reo, written by Mano Pratt, featuring 5 performers.
Tuesday 6 Feb at 3pm in the Cinema.
Register at the Gallery 372 9907 or email info@waihekeartgallery.org.nz for these events.

Come along and spread the word - Jeanine Clarkin will be directing a fantastic Youth Fashion Runway in the gallery on Tuesday 6 Feb at 3:30pm

Waiheke Film makers: A Sense of Place: (Book at the Cinema 372 4240)

Sunday 4 Feb at 5pm
1.Emily Karaka at Te Papa
2.Chris Bailey - Ringa Whao
3.Baraka's film: KIA PIRITAHI :The Adorning Of Our Marae

Sunday 11 Feb at 5pm
1 Scott Ewings film of Sharonagh Montrose
2 Baraka's film about Anton Forde, There's Gold in Them Thar' Hills
3 Paora Joseph's film of Te Awa Tupua - Voices of the River

George Kahi will speak and introduce the films on the 4th and 11th February at 5pm
"A Sense of Place
It is often overlooked that the creative works of artists are influenced by the ambience of their living and workspaces, which are drawn from Papatuanuku. This influences them directly or indirectly during the creative process. This is the case of those potent Island filmmakers who are deeply rooted in their sense of place here on Waiheke Island.
2018 WI FILMMAKERS SYNOPSIS indicates our residents who have streamed elements of their works from this footprint. In the gathering of artworks that are Hauraki Gulf specific, Manawhenua, Tangata Whenua and Waiheke Island centric we want to bring about a collective approach to Artworks that can be celebrated and acknowledged. The two upcoming film evenings begin a pathway of recognising our WI FILMMAKERS and will continue into 2019, 2020 to acknowledge new works.
We appreciate your support...." - George Kahi


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