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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

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Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day

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Ngā Hau Ngākau

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

12 August 2023 - 06 October 2023

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Ngā Hau Ngākau is an exhibition which is currently touring New Zealand. Consisting of 36 paintings by Robin Slow, 34 carvings by Brian Flintoff and a soundscape and video by Bob Bickerton, Ariana Tikao, Holly Tikao-Weir and Solomon Rahui it evokes the form of the whare whakairo (carved meeting house).

This whare is dedicated to manu (birds), treasured in Māori mythology as messengers that connect the physical and the spiritual realms. Acknowledging birds as atua tāngata whenua (the original ancestors of these islands) the exhibition honours the ancient whakapapa (genealogy) of ngā manu and offers a different perspective to consider contemporary human experience in Aotearoa.

Main image: Robin Slow, Waraki, 2017, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
Left image: Brian Flintoff, Felix, rei niho. Courtesy of the artist.

DATES & TIMES

12 August 2023 - 06 October 2023

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

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