Pou Whare – A Pillar of Strength

Stout St, Gisborne

Opening 4:30pm Sunday, 1 July
Floor talk 10:30am Monday, 2 July

Leading up to the 150th commemoration of the return of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his followers (Ngā Whakarau) landing at Whareongaonga, this exhibition is a visual artists tribute to the koroua offering a platform for the artists to voice their stories celebrating their connections to Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki through their whakapapa, the stories of their tīpuna that served with him throughout his campaign, or stories of their tīpuna who were followers of the Ringatū faith.

The contribution of twelve artists makes reference to 12th of the month and the Sabbath (Saturday), there are four important days, or rā, on the Ringatū calendar, which are known as ngā pou o te tau (the pillars of the year).

They are 1 January, 1 June, 1 July, and 1 November. 1 July marks the beginning of the seventh month, the ‘sabbath of the sabbath’; and celebrates the cycle of renewal, or coming from death at the beginning of spring.

Dr Haare Williams; Simon Lardelli; Steve Gibbs; Tiopira Rauna; Tai Kerekere; Nick Tupara; John Moetara; Matthew Thornton; Tawera Tahuri; Henare Tahuri; Erena Koopu; Kaaterina Kerekere.

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Mon 23rd Jul 2018, 10:00am

Mon 30th Jul 2018, 10:00am

Mon 6th Aug 2018, 10:00am

Mon 13th Aug 2018, 10:00am

Mon 20th Aug 2018, 10:00am

Mon 27th Aug 2018, 10:00am

Mon 3rd Sep 2018, 10:00am

Mon 10th Sep 2018, 10:00am

Mon 17th Sep 2018, 10:00am

Sun 23rd Sep 2018, 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