In te ao Māori, tāne and wāhine once lived in balance with each other, and all other beings who originated from Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Gender and sexual diversity were normalised but colonialisation brought a strict gender hierarchy and static sexual identities. With the power of pūrākau and whakapapa, this exhibition attempts to draw forth mātauranga Māori of gender and sexuality.
Kim Ireland’s (Te Arawa) practice is founded upon identity and the power of historical narratives. Directed by rangahau and mātauranga, Ireland has evolved her multidisciplinary works, often playing with temporality or reclaiming what has been lost. Kei Hea a Tiki? is her first exhibition of clay works.
Please join Kim Ireland in conversation with Pania Walton on Saturday 29 October from 1pm at the Refinery ArtSpace. This kōrero is part of our Slow Art Day programme.
Thu 20 - Sat 29 Oct
Open late for Night Vision: Thu 20 Oct 5.00pm - 7.00pm