Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

9 Herschell Street, Napier

Ki Uta, Ki Tai
Atareta Rerekohu Black
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe,
Tā Imi Moriori

Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up close to taonga from across Te Moananui a Kiwa and observing in particular, lashing and bindings on matau and māhē in the collection.

The resulting exhibition in MTG’s linkway references Atareta’s relationship with this Te Matau a Māui through Tākitimu.

Tōia mai ngā waka kawe i ngā taonga i takea mai i Hawaiki
Bring forth the waka that carries the treasures of Hawaiki

Mai te Ao Kōhatu rā ko te whakataukī i whakatinanahia mai, a, Ki Uta Ki Tai, he whakaaturanga e whakaae ana te hiranga mai ngā taonga tuku iho.
Kupenga me etahi atu taonga i haramai i Hawaiki rā kai runga Tākitmu waka.
Tauira ā ngā tāonga tuku iho, me te wānanga mahi kupenga i nga tohunga i tukua mai, ka hono a Atareta ki te kunenga mai o te tangata..

I toromai a Atareta ki te Whare Tāonga ā Te-Matau-a-Maui kia rangahau te kaupapa mō te whakaātūranga nei. Kei te āta mātakitaki ngā kupenga, hīnaki, me ngā herea a ngā matau me ngā māhē nō Aotearoa me huri noa Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa.

Ki Uta, Ki Tai hei whakaoho te rongo a wehenga atu, a hokinga mai, kia tau ai kia hono ai anō. Ko ngā mahi nei pēra i te hāereere wā aorangi, kia kawea mai mātauranga i te ao kōhatu a ngā tīpuna i nehe rā. He tohu hokinga mai wēnei mahi ki Ngāti Kahungunu, whānau, arā te hono ki te whenua me te moana.

Centuries-old whakataukī is embodied in Ki Uta, Ki Tai, an exhibition that acknowledges the importance of learning from taonga tuku iho such as those that travelled here from Hawaiki on the waka Takitīmu. By seeing examples of taonga tuku iho, and learning from experts who hold the knowledge of their making, Atareta makes works that connect to her origins.

Visiting Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection to research for this exhibition, Atareta observed kupenga and hīnaki, as well as binding and lashing techniques on matau and māhē from Aotearoa and across Te-Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa.

Ki Uta, Ki Tai evokes a sense of departure and return, of coming home, re-grounding and reconnecting. The works themselves are like time travellers, bringing knowledge of how tīpuna lived in the past. They represent a circling back to Atareta’s Ngāti Kahungunu whānau and ties that bind to the whenua and moana.

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When

Sat 10th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sun 11th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Mon 12th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Tue 13th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Wed 14th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Thu 15th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Fri 16th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sat 17th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sun 18th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Mon 19th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Tue 20th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Wed 21st Dec 2022, 9:30am

Thu 22nd Dec 2022, 9:30am

Fri 23rd Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sat 24th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Mon 26th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Tue 27th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Wed 28th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Thu 29th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Fri 30th Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sat 31st Dec 2022, 9:30am

Sun 1st Jan 2023, 9:30am

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Wed 11th Jan 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 11th Feb 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 11th Mar 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 18th Mar 2023, 9:30am

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Mon 20th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Tue 21st Mar 2023, 9:30am

Wed 22nd Mar 2023, 9:30am

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Fri 24th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Sat 25th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Sun 26th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Mon 27th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Tue 28th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Wed 29th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Thu 30th Mar 2023, 9:30am

Fri 31st Mar 2023, 9:30am

Sat 1st Apr 2023, 9:30am

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Wed 5th Apr 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 8th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Sun 9th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Mon 10th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Tue 11th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Wed 12th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Thu 13th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Fri 14th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Sat 15th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Sun 16th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Mon 17th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Tue 18th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Wed 19th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Thu 20th Apr 2023, 9:30am

Fri 21st Apr 2023, 9:30am

Sat 22nd Apr 2023, 9:30am

Sun 23rd Apr 2023, 9:30am

Where

MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

9 Herschell Street, Napier