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24 Apr 2021 to 19 Sep 2021
24 April - 19 September
An exhibition of works by Louise Potiki Bryant in collaboration with Ariana Tikao and Paddy Free
Event type: 
Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi
49 Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatane
Bay of Plenty


Oro explores the resonance of sound:

Sounds as tohu
Sounds of words that flow from our tongues
Sounds that move through the body and sounds that move us to feel, to ponder, to pause
Sounds that form stories passed down through waiata, moteatea and karakiaSounds that originate from and connect us to our whakapapa

Oro (meaning to resound, echo or resonate) shows the new work Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain, a video installation consisting of three video works weaving dance, waiata, taoka puoro, animation, video and soundscape in a work addressing the impacts of climate change in the takiwā of Kāi Tahu, Te Waipounamu. 

Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain is a collaboration between choreographer / video artist Louise Potiki Bryant, kaiwaiata / taoka puoro player Ariana Tikao and composer Paddy Free.


Choreographer, dancer, video design and animation - Louise Potiki Bryant

Waiata and taoka puoro composition and performance - Ariana Tikao

Composer - Paddy Free

Written by

Whakatane Museum and Arts

20 Apr 2021