Opening event Saturday August 25, from 10.30am
Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland
Papakura Art Gallery presents the annual Tautai – Guiding Pacific Arts Trust supported exhibition. Hau is Maori for essence. Something that is left behind when someone passes on. Through photography, sculpture, jewellery and selected objects, five local artists alongside the community respond to memorials in Papakura and ask how do we deal with trauma, death and history?
Hau is an investigation around the unspoken stories of Papakura. Hidden histories and taboo topics are revealed through relatable considered narratives. Artists are asked to respond to issues surrounding historical social constructs within Papakura. Exploring memorials / or public markers of death from both a historical and contemporary context.
Hau pervades the whole body yet is not located in any particular part of the body. A portion of Hau can be gathered in a lock of hair, clothing or even from a footstep in the soil. A memorial, item or place where someone who has passed can possess a person’s Hau
Public Programme, Saturday September 8, from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Grieving Through Art -Artist Discussion: grief can have a significant effect on ones life. Come and listen to a panel of artists share how they navigate the loss of a loved one through their art practice.
Image: E kore e ngaro, he kakano no Rangiatea,You shall never be lost for you are a sacred seed sown in the heavens, 2018
Papakura Art Gallery
Date(s) - 25/08/2018 - 13/10/2018