Delani Brown - Te Reinia

Sat 8 Dec 2012 to Tue 15 Jan 2013
The life and aspirations of celebrated local sculptor Delani Brown will be encapsulated in his first solo exhibition, Te Reinia.
Event type: 
Taupo Museum
Bay of Plenty


Through a composition of songs, insights, images and sculptures, Te Reinia takes a look at Brown’s background. Te Reinia (Gentle Rain) is a Maori expression that describes the spiritual blessings that are bestowed by the heavens. In this exhibition, Brown shares his natural gifts and diverse creative talents. He uses skills acquired through traditional methods of learning from tribal elders as well as from life experiences. As a carver, Brown’s understanding and knowledge of Whakairo (the ancient art of M?ori carving) is governed by deep rooted traditions and ancient lore. His work takes you on a personal journey, offering insight into understandings that have guided him through his life. The ability to share this process has been a catalyst to his art pieces being sought after by clients from around the world. Brown is also a competent song writer. Music has played an important role in his life and the lyrics displayed tell a story of struggle and survival. Rarely does an artist share the path their life has taken in such an intimate way. Te Reinia runs from 8 December to 15 January 2013. The Taup? Museum is open daily except on Christmas Day from 10.00am until 4:30pm

Contact details

Kerence Stephen Taupo Museum Ph 07 376 0414

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5 Dec 2012