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Flow Riders – Tracing Kowhaiwhai Traditions

When:

Wed 4 Sep 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 5 Sep 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 6 Sep 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 7 Sep 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 8 Sep 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Museum Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Rotorua Museum

This exhibition shows the changing ways kowhaiwhai (painted scroll designs) have been used to tell the stories of iwi, hapu and whanau.

Flow Riders takes its cue from the innovative and organic painting of the kowhaiwhai artists of the past. They painted the things that were important to them as they happened, an approach that has been reclaimed by a new generation of artists today.

With examples of customary designs from the Rotorua Museum collection alongside works by some of Aotearoa’s most exciting contemporary Maori artists, Flow Riders explores some of the developments kowhaiwhai has taken over the years.

Flow Riders – Tracing Kowhaiwhai Traditions includes works by Reuben Paterson, Darryn George, Peata Larkin, Kylie Tiuka and is on show at Rotorua Museum from 20 April until 8 September 2013.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Rotorua Museum’s admission price. Adults $20, seniors $18 and children $8. Entry for Rotorua residents is free of charge with relevant ID.

Image credit - Reuben Paterson. Whakapapa II - Get down on your knees. 2009. Image courtesy Schwere Webb. Image credit - Darryn George. Atua (Psalm 22), 2012. Oil on canvas. Courtesy RH Gallery.

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