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Wed 18 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 19 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 20 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 21 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: temanawa09

Black Rainbow features works by Ralph Hotere alongside Michael Parekowhai’s Venice Biennale 2011 entry, He Korero mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand River - an ornately carved red Steinway grand piano.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a selection of significant poetic works by Hotere from the collection of Te Manawa will be displayed as well as some of his working drawings from the Hocken Library, Dunedin.

The exhibition was developed as a tribute to Ralph Hotere who passed away last year, and to acknowledge Michael Parekowhai and his standing as a contemporary artist.

Well known for his collaborative work with poets such as Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde and Hone Tuwhare, poetry became an integral part of Hotere’s method and style and greatly influenced the development of his art. His minimal black paintings contrast Parekowhai’s intricately carved piano. Playing the piano is an essential part of this exhibition and the public is invited to play as well as attend an extensive programme of events and performances.

Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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