Papakura Art Gallery is pleased to announce our annual Tautai supported exhibition. Hau is Maori for essence. Something that is left behind when someone passes on. Through photography, sculpture, jewellery and selected objects, five local artists alongside the community respond to memorials in Papakura and ask how do we deal with trauma, death and history?
27th August – 13 October 2018
Opening: Saturday 25th August 2018
Dr Haare Williams, Anita Jacobsen-Drissi, Leone Samu Tui, Maaka Potini and Pascal Atiga-Bridger Wharepapa.
Hau is an investigation around the unspoken stories of Papakura. Hidden histories and taboo topics are revealed through relatable considered narratives. Artists are asked to respond to issues surrounding historical social constructs within Papakura. Exploring memorials / or public markers of death from both a historical and contemporary context.
Hau pervades the whole body yet is not located in any particular part of the body. A portion of Hau can be gathered in a lock of hair, clothing or even from a footstep in the soil. A memorial, item or place where someone who has passed can possess a person’s Hau
FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMME – Saturday 8th September 2018 – 11am – 1pm
Grieving Through Art -Artist Discussion
Grief can have a significant effect on one’s life. Come and listen to a panel of artists share how they navigate the loss of a loved one through their art practice.
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This free public programme is brought to you in connection with the exhibition.