Knowledge, artefacts, treasures that have transitioned from homelands to new lands.
Tira Haere features 22 artists who have diverse cultural backgrounds that link to Hungary, Slovenia, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Holland, the Pacific and Aotearoa New Zealand and who are all residents of our nation. The exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics within the themes of journey, voyaging and discovery. The exhibition has been curated to support Auckland's Summernova Festival.
Included in the show in the Artworks Courtyard you will find an installation by Kereama Taepa: 'A (very) Brief History of Aotearoa' as our Waitangi Day commemoration. This work has has been supported by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
Participating artists include:
Michel Tuffery, Kazu Nakagawa, Bob Jahnke, Kereama Taepa, Jae Kang, Charlotte Graham, Virginia King, Veronica Herber, Lonnie Hutchinson, Gregor Kregar, Galia Amsel, Peter Panyoczki, Tatjana Panyoczki, Mark Mitchell, Jeff Thomson, Daniel Johner, Mark Wooller, Chris Charteris, Sofia Tekala Smith, Elfie Spiewack, Neke Moa, Maria Lloyd, Mandy Cherry Joass, Ioane Ioane.
Image: Kereama Taepa - A (very) Brief History of Aotearoa installed at Te Papa.