OHO Is the Awakening of Creative Energies

Stout St, Gisborne

An exhibition of recent works by Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata, Izzy Te Rauna.

OHO is the awakening of creative energies experienced by each of the three exhibiting artists in the last two years. Izzy Te Rauna discovered a passion for tukutuku. Fiona Collis has gone back to her traditional weaving roots and her passion for weaving was reborn.

Mel Tahata wakes at odd hours trying to watch and learn from Te Whānau Marama in their celestial dance across the sky. Each artist experienced an awakening of sorts and the activation that took place in their practice, is produced here.

Throughout their careers, these three wahine Māori have worked in their mediums, with their respective indigenous heritage a definitive, shared concept. This collection of recent work combines Izzy’s tukutuku, Fiona’s traditional muka kakahu and Mel’s digital moving images into a group exhibition that responds to their relevant genealogies and the research into their own indigenous practice.

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Fri 29th Mar 2019, 5:30pm

Sat 30th Mar 2019, 10:00am

Sat 6th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 13th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 20th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 27th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 4th May 2019, 10:00am

Sat 11th May 2019, 10:00am

Sat 18th May 2019, 10:00am

Sat 25th May 2019, 10:00am

Sat 1st Jun 2019, 10:00am

Sat 8th Jun 2019, 10:00am

Sun 9th Jun 2019, 1:00pm


Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Stout St, Gisborne

Ticket Information

General Admission  $5.00

Local Resident Admission  $2.00

Free Admission on Mondays  $0.00

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Restrictions:  All Ages