Te Ara Minhinnick – TAU (to find grounding)
As we tentatively move back toward one another and return our shared spaces, we are happy to announce our first Gallery Programme project:
(to find grounding)
by Auckland artist Te Ara Minhinnick
Kia ora tatōu katoa! As we come out of noho tāpui/lockdown and enter back into spaces outside of our immediate bubbles, questions have come to mind surrounding the methods of re-integration. Taking a direct response from our current circumstances here in Aotearoa, this project is underpinned by three questions: How might we act in place now? Inter-act with place now and then with each other?
These questions are explored through the framework of mātauranga māori, specifically from the standpoint of a Ngāti Te Ata wahine. Firstly, by giving acknowledgement to the whenua, the land, the ‘place’ laying under the Audio Foundation space where this show will be held. Secondly, for all proceedings within this space to be guided by the māramataka, the māori lunar calendar, in preparation towards Matariki, the Māori new year occurring this month (June).
This body of work titled TAU, will consist of a series of wānanga: a place of sitting together to find methods of engaging with and through each other again. All wānanga will be facilitated by Te Ara and shared over home cooked kai, food.
– Te Ara Minhinnick
All are welcome.
Te Ara Minhinnick is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College.
She is located in Waiuku, Aotearoa, where her Iwi of Ngati Te Ata resides. Drawing inspiration for her art making from her Ipukarea, her ancestral homeland and waterways within Waiuku. Te Ara embodies this through the mediums of wānanga, moving image, sound, and installation that is often site specific. Her work is guided with Matauranga Maori protocols. By doing so, Te Ara attempts to retrace, remember and then share “Hā”, the breath of fresh life, back into spaces once silenced.
Open: Thursday 18 – Friday 26 June
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm – 4.00pm (by appointment)
Closing event: Friday 26 June, 5.00pm (by appointment & with refreshments from Liberty Breweries)