Hohou Te Rongo

02 JUL—16 SEP 2021 Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts / Main Galleries

Curated by Margaret Aull featuring artists: Hiria Anderson, Regan Balzer, Lissy and Rudi Cole, Dr. Tawhanga Nopera, Eugene Kara

Scheduled Events

Opening Event: Friday 2 July, 6pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday July 3, 10.30am – 11:30am
Lissy and Rudi Cole Workshop – Crochet: Saturday July 3, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Registration required, spaces limited)

Toi is a manifestation of cultural identity that is used to interpret and disseminate knowledge. Rongoā, known as traditional Māori healing, is an important part of the natural world where there are properties and qualities that can be sourced physically and spiritually to find balance.

Consideration of binary codes such as dark and light, tapu and noa, celestial and terrestrial, peace and war, offers a way to navigate through such spaces. Artists are asked to reflect on the roles they play to heal or retain balance for their own wellbeing, practice, whanau and community. Houhou Te Rongo is an explorative exhibition that brings in an offering of Rongo through toi.