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Bridget Reweti - Irihanga


Thu 14 Sep 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 10:30am–4:30pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Wellington-based artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), who is originally from Tauranga Moana, has created an installation highlighting the 150 years since the Tauranga Bush Campaign that resulted in the raupatu (confiscation) of Tauranga Moana.

Drawing on Pai Marire iconography and native flora, Reweti's work portrays the complex ecosystem of the Kaimai, the area where the scorched earth policy was most intensely enforced.

Irihanga, which means to suspend or to hang, references various devices that have been used throughout early colonial history in Aotearoa. Haki (flags) and heke (rafters in a meeting house) have at various times both been employed as a way to communicate unification, dissension or to signal change.

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