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Hiwa i te Rangi

Penny Howard’s new solo exhibition examines the youngest star in the Matariki cluster, the wishing star. It compares Māori and European ideas about what it is to make a wish, what we wish upon, karakia (prayers) and resolutions. Howard's practice explores narratives about finding her own cultural identity, being of Māori (Te Māhurehure, Ngāpuhi), Irish and Scottish descent. Her works consider memories, stories and longing of/for, whānau, whakapapa (genealogy) and tūrangawaewae (place of standing) within her ancestry. The recurring red thread in her works represents I ngā wā o mua, the Māori worldview of taking the past forward into the future.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Continues beyond festival dates
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Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event