24 March – 28 April
Papakura Art Gallery
Using a series of woodblock prints artist Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie shares his love of Marquesan patutiki (tattoo). He hopes to create dialogue as he explores new ways to read and interpret these patterns and designs.
Numangatini Mackenzie is an interdisciplinary artist who works in the medium of graf, tatau and mixed media installation. He is interested in urban space and building connections to his Pacific heritage and people. His research engages with literature on Oceanic art, museum collections. McKenzie collaborates with practitioners of art forms ranging from tatau, painting and spoken word to voyaging/navigation and street art. He often responds to these experiences and sites of investigation through large public graf installations, performance and printmaking. He is actively involved in cultural heritage projects, performative acti.VA.tions, research and community development in New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
Image: Raymond Sagapolutele, Detail from Faux Patutiki, 2018< BACK TO LISTINGS