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Pelt & Ngā Hau e Whā - Lisa Reihana


Fri 23 Jan 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 6 Feb 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 7 Feb 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 8 Feb 2015, 1:30pm–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

In November of 2014 multimedia artist Lisa Reihana was the recipient of the prestigious Art Laureate award. An award described by the Arts Foundation, as an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth.

Lisa’s multimedia disciplines include film, sculpture, costume and body adornment, text and photography.

Pelt and Ngā Hau e Whā by Lisa Reihana are two photographic exhibitions currently on tour. Both highlight Lisa’s attention to the complexities of contemporary photography whilst giving her own spin ‘about gender roles and how to transgress culture in a respectful way’.

Ngā Hau e Whā – personifies the children of the winds and was traditionally described as male. However in this series they feature the artist’s four nieces. Originally this was part of a commission for Te Papa Tongarewa; these particular images have been reworked and printed to a larger format.

Pelt – classically gothic in theme this series of pale nudes draped in fur and ‘tailed’ in feathers, has each figure poised on a sparse and bleached landscape.