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2016 past exhibitions

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu

Past Event
30 June 2016 - 11 September 2016
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Artists Areta Wilkinson and Te Rongo Kirkwood at Auckland Museum

E tomo ki tētahi ao waihanga ātaahua, mā te haere mai ki te whakakitenga hou nei. Mā ēnei kaimahi toi rongonui mā Areta Wilkinson rāua ko Te Rongo Kirkwood e whakaahua ā rātou mahi toi, i te taha o ētahi taonga tuku iho nā ngā tūpuna, mai i te kohinga o Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Ka kitea ngā tūhonohonotanga mai i ngā rei whakarākei a Wilkinson, me ētahi atu o ana mahi, ki ngā taonga hira i te huhua o ngā pātaka taonga o Tāmaki Paenga Hira. I muri ka titiro koe ki ngā kākahu karaihe uiraira, kākahua muramura a Kirkwood, e tūtū tahi mai ana me ētahi o ngā korowai huatau o Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Kātahi anō ētahi ka whakaaturia ki te ao.

He whakakitenga whakamīharo tēnei mō ngā tāngata katoa e aronui ana ki ngā mahi toi o nāianei, ki ngā mahi toi me te waihanga taonga hoki a te Māori, me ngā mahi auaha rei whakarākei.

Step inside this unique world of beautifully crafted objects in this new exhibition. Acclaimed artists Areta Wilkinson and Te Rongo Kirkwood showcase their artwork alongside historical objects from the Museum’s collections.

Discover the associations that Wilkinson’s jewellery and other work have with items from the breadth of the Museum’s collections. Then see Kirkwood’s shimmering coloured glass kākahu (cloaks) flanked by six of the Museum’s exquisite cloaks – some on display for the first time.

This fascinating exhibition is for anyone interested in contemporary art, Māori arts and crafts, and contemporary jewellery design.

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