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Robyn Kahukiwa Upoko Tapu (Sacred Head)


Sat 20 May 2017, 11:00am–3:00pm
Wed 24 May 2017, 11:00am–4:30pm
Thu 25 May 2017, 11:00am–4:30pm
Fri 26 May 2017, 11:00am–4:30pm
Sat 27 May 2017, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Warwick Henderson Gallery, 255 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Anne Gifford

Robyn Kahukiwa is an important NZ Maori artist, with a body of work which has established and benchmarked an evolution in the development of traditional and contemporary Maori art.

Robyn Kahukiwa’s new exhibition “Upoko Tapu” (Sacred Head) is extremely timely and poignant considering recent exhibitions and developments involving the display of Maori portraiture. The Tapu Head 2017 series is based on traditional Maori Tikanga (culture), where the head of a person is believed to be tapu or sacred.

Kahukiwa has used the "huia" feathers to emphasise the tapu of the head because huia feathers are taonga (treasures handed down from our ancestors).

For more information and images on this exhibition please view the Warwick Henderson Gallery website.

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