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Wa:Hine – Wai:Rua

Through harakeke (flax), light and uku (clay), Ashlee Tawhiti (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Te Rangi) creates an immersive space for contemplation. Referencing the twin stars in the Matariki cluster, Waitī and Waitā, which represent the ocean and fresh waters, Tawhiti acknowledges the vital role of water mixed with earthly ochres that bring alive local clays. Symbolising Papa-tū-ā-nuku (Planet Earth) and the creation of Hine-ahu-one (the first human woman) of whom we are part, the Wa:Hine – Wai:Rua exhibition explores the ancient callings of the feminine and acknowledges the cyclic inevitabilities that are realised through the whenua and natural materials, calling us to connect. 

Suitable for: All ages

Exhibition: Tues 21 Jun – Sat 16 Jul, 10am–4.30pm

Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event