NZ Art Show

I've recently been added to the gallery on the NZ Art Show gallery website, I'm looking forward to being busy painting for the actual show next year in June. I'm thrilled to be featured on the front page and in the recent news page also.... so cool : )

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mana wahine exhibition

(This is a repost... as I'm new at blogging online, my daughter was so nice to show me how it's really done... kids come in handy sometimes ; ) This was first originally posted 1 June.)

Mana Wahine was my very first exhibition, I wasn't sure with the procedure at first when I entered this exhibition being my first. Hannah Amundsen was the curator of the exhibition, and was really lovely to deal with. Mana Wahine was my inspriation for my work. Each painting was inspired from 3 different technques of weaving that's sacred to Maori culture, they are traditionally woven by wahine (woman) and traditionally the wahine are the keepers of the knowledge of the rananga (weaving). Taniko, tukutuku and kete are all different methods of weaving that I linked together as one for the exhibition.

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Working on Taniko

Working on Taniko

Have Taniko and tukutuku Kaokoa together..... now to paint Kete

Have Taniko and tukutuku Kaokoa together..... now to paint Kete

Done...

Done...

Ringarrehe Wahine (Skillful Women)

Ringarrehe Wahine (Skillful Women)

Whahine at work

Whahine at work

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