Opening Friday November 3, 5-9pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017
LOT23 Cafe, Auckland
There is history in this country that has never seen the light of day. History that gives us hope and pays homage to our illustrious ancestry. This Exhibition and Ria Hall’s Album are both creative ways of sharing this history with people who may never learn of it any other way. It’s history that we are proud to share with you.
A multi-skilled contemporary artist, Tawhiao is a writer, performance poet and filmmaker, who conveys the breadth of her experience and position as a Maori woman in a European-dominated society through her artwork. One-of-a-kind pieces of artwork from Tawhiao will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition.
Rules of Engagement was initially conceived in Wellington and completed in Hall’s ancestral home of Tauranga, the album and exhibition’s inspiration and concept stem from the New Zealand Wars of the 1800’s, specifically 1864’s Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina).
The inspiration behind the concept comes from a letter written from Henare Taratoa to Sir George Grey, outlining the manner in which the Battle of Gate Pā should ensue, and how both parties should conduct themselves during war. This code of conduct was known as the Rules of Engagement, and is where this project takes its name from.
Date(s) - 03/11/2017 - 30/11/2017