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Te Whare Tawhiao - Shona Tawhiao


Sat 16 May 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm
Fri 17 Jul 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: katherine11

The Tauranga Art Gallery is excited to host Te Whare Tawhiao, a special exhibition by award-winning Maori artist and fashion designer Shona Tawhiao.

Shona, who is originally from Tauranga has created a local and international profile for traditional and contemporary mahi raranga (flax weaving). Her work has showed in Paris, London and Melbourne and her garments have been on the runway during New Zealand, Melbourne and London Fashion Weeks.

Her uniquely designed garments are created combining modern materials and native flax (Harakeke), made with matching accessories such as hats and shoes. Unlike most other designers, Shona mixes traditional Maori weaving skills with her eye for contemporary design.

Te Whare Tawhiao will show seven of Shona’s garments, to reflect the seven sisters that make up Matariki, and opens together with Uke Rere at the Gallery on May 15.

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