John Hodgson | Kirikōpuni

Opening Wednesday 6 December, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Mokopōpaki, Auckland

Nau mai! Haere mai! Push the boat out, People! Jump on board and explore with us the wide, YELLOW-BROWN reaches of a formative internal waterway some will see as memory. Feel fires in the land and LONGFIN EELS swarm the banks. Get to know a Pākehā boy born in the fifties and be introduced to a PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY intimately shaped by a slow, horseshoe bend in the Northern WAIROA RIVER.

Tea will be served with TUNA PĀKEHĀ sandwiches

KIRIKŌPUNI. Auckland prov. Locality in Hobson County. Farming. Twenty-two miles by road from Whāngārei. 17 miles by road from Dargaville. Road from Parakao and Kaikohe junction here. Railway station 13 miles from Waiotira Junction, 19 miles from Dargaville. Altitude 17ft. The name is that of a variety of eel.

Kōpuni. 1. In a body all together. Kia kōpuni te haere, kaua e takitahitia.
2. Dark, black. He tuna kiri kōpuni.

Image: John Hodgson, Worldly Goods (2017), oil on canvas on board, 30 x 30cm. Photo: Arekahānara


Date(s) - 06/12/2017 - 10/02/2018
All Day