When:

Fri 24 Oct 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 7 Nov 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 8 Nov 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 9 Nov 2014, 1:30am–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

This exhibition showcases the work of Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Wi Taepa and Paerau Corneal all preeminent members of Ngā Kaihanga Uku: an organisation of Māori clay workers formed in 1986.

Uku Rere Ngā Kaihanga Uku and beyond tracks the strength and creative progress of Māori ceramic art in New Zealand’s contemporary art scene over twenty five years.

Local star Baye Riddell has a long and rigorous career in the world of clay, blazing trails promoting indigenous ceramic practices at a national and international level, his work embraces both Māori and Christian beliefs.

Colleen Waata-Urlich work is underpinned by her Masters research into the Lapita clay culture. Paerau Corneal’s artistry portrays Māori women as strong, and enduring. She uses hand-building techniques to create her figurative forms and vessels.

Manos Nathan’s unique sculptural works draw on customary art forms and on the Māori cosmological and creation narratives. Wi Taepa produces chunky, rugged pots full of personality and enjoys the unpredictable way the colours of clay emerge naturally during firing.

All five artists have engaged in significant cultural exchanges with international indigenous artists working in clay - an experience that has enriched their work. This major touring exhibition of unique, hand-built ceramic artworks was developed and toured by Pataka Art+Museum in partnership with Toi Māori Aotearoa and sourced from public and private collections throughout New Zealand.

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