Art Exhibition Maramataka - Moon calendar New Ar
Nau Mai Haere Mai
We would like to invite you to attend this exhibition:
An Art Exhibition entitled:
Maramataka - Moon calendar
New Artworks by Artist: Rua Pick
Where: Hanmer Springs
Amuri Arts Centre
Cnr Cheltenham St & Amuri Ave
PREVIEW: Saturday 2nd Feb @ 10:30 am
DURATION: February 2nd until 1st March 2013
Monday - Friday 12 noon to 4.30pm
Saturday 10.30am - 2:00 pm
Artist Comment Rua Pick
These artworks pay homage to the ancient Waitaha Maramataka, a dance through the nights of the moon. Activities governed by the nights of the moon such as fishing, gardening, seasonal rituals etc. are explored within both the Maramataka and Rakau Marama (moon sticks) series of artworks. The Maramarama o Te Mahina (Enlightenment) series honours the great Waitaha Ahorangi (Wisdom Keepers) whose teachings shine down brightly like the beams of the full moon. The Kuwatawata (Threshold) series explore the realms of the night, the threshold and its inhabitants, owls and tipua fly through the greenstone doors.
Te Whare o Marama weaves our waters internally and externally during our lunar yearly cycle.