Ngā Pou Wāhine
Working on well-worn rimu floorboards from a Glen Innes state home, artist Natasha Keating reconfigures these boards into vertical pou of wāhine to celebrate women's strength and resilience. Wāhine are natural timekeepers, as shown by monthly cycles and the lunar connections to maramataka. As the rising of Matariki brings in a new year, this exhibition of pou wāhine helps to connect to the Māori lunar calendar. As wāhine stand together in their ability to overcome and survive change and struggle, there is a new connection to history and teachings.