Exhibition

Whāngai Rangatira: A Hue showcase & creative tribute

curated by Putaanga Waitoa

Date: Jun 21 – Jul 18Space: Main Gallery

A first-of-its-kind exhibition – 20 Hue (Gourd) scattered across Aotearoa unite in creative tribute to Rangatira, Phil Belcher, honouring celestial and ancestral knowledge.

Sixteen creatives from across Aotearoa have adorned hue that were grown by and under the guidance of Phil Belcher, will sit together alongside major works by Phil and Purewa Hodge, marking their second public exhibition. Hue, essential to Māori and Pacific technology, were brought to Aotearoa by our tūpuna and are cherished as ancient taonga grown under the Maramataka Māori. Alongside whakairo, growing hue was Phil’s passion and expertise, with his legacy resonating through these kākano across our whenua.

featuring: Ahsin Ahsin • Christie Wright • Fern Ngatai • Hayley Smith • Jacqui Broughton • Jessa Ka Te Pō • Nephi Tupaea • Numa Mackenzie • Raukawa Kiri • Pounamu Wharekawa • Purewa Hodge • Putaanga Waitoa • Rachael Stone • Tarisse King • Tori-analee houkamau

Whāngai Rangatira will be the Manawa of KARE at Creative Arts Napier throughout Matariki.

curated by Putaanga Waitoa

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