February 26 to May 7, 2017
Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua
Rachael and Hana Rakena are sisters from Rāpaki who grew up in Hokitika and currently live in Palmerston North and Sumner respectively. In 2005 they exhibited with their father Otene, a pounamu carver, at SOFA Christchurch in a show called Taonga Whanau. 2017 will mark the ten-year anniversary of Otene’s passing.
Everything between you and me speaks about a space between two distinct points. Beginning with you as the most distant point and ending in me, this space holds all that has and will exist between us. Hana’s ceramics act as stand-in protagonists whilst Rachael’s moving images explore the fluidity of relationships as they evolve, responding to interference but also considerate of potential.
Image courtesy of the artist
Pataka Art + Museum
Date(s) - 26/02/2017 - 07/05/2017