Mua Ki Muri
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|Wed 27 Jan ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Thu 28 Jan ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Fri 29 Jan ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Sat 30 Jan ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Sun 31 Jan ’10, 11:00am–4:30pm||
|Mon 1 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Tue 2 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Wed 3 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Thu 4 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Fri 5 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Sat 6 Feb ’10, 10:00am–4:30pm||
|Sun 7 Feb ’10, 11:00am–4:30pm||
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Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: MCH Admin
Pataka Museum and Art Gallery presents Mua ki Muri, a new group exhibition, on display from 7th October 2009 - 7th February 2010.
Mua ki Muri/ Intergenerational Creativity showcases the work of six of New Zealand's leading contemporary Maori artists – Bob Jahnke, Shane Cotton, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Ngataiharuru Taepa, Rachael Rakena and Israel Birch - all connected by teaching roles at Te Putahi-a-Toi, the School of Māori Studies at Massey University.
Working alongside each other, the six artists have created a strong, intergenerational artistic community - diverse in whakapapa and art practice and informed by both the local and the global. These artists, and Te Putahi-aToi, have become an influential force in New Zealand's artistic life.
The exhibition illuminates the strength of contemporary Māori art. The six artists are conscious of participating in – and contributing to - the continuum of Maori art.
Central to Māori culture is the idea of lineage or whakapapa – the passing of knowledge, expertise and values from one generation to another. Mentorship and manakitanga is seen as a fundamental responsibility.
Te Putahi-a-Toi, through these artists, has indigenised the practice of teaching contemporary art, imbuing it with a commitment to Māori culture and Te Reo - enabling a modern and evolving expression of indigenous concepts.