What's on

What's on

Hae Haea
An exhibition of
clay and print

Friday 2 February – Sunday 25 February 2018

An exhibition of work by Maori clay workers and Maori print artists , proudly supported by Toi Maori Aotearoa and the visual arts committee of TMA - Te Atinga.

Curated by Gabrielle Belz.

Image: (top) Alexis Neal, Whenua Ora Series, multi-layered prints
(bottom) work by Tracy Darren Keith.


Haehae is the name of the parallel lines used in carving, it also means the acts of cutting, slicing, tearing, pulling away, and can make reference to the markings by wind, weather, and some of the geographic forces that shape our region. This process of cutting, tearing etc, is part of several methods employed by the artists in creating these works of clay and print. 

Artists will include Wi Taepa, Baye Riddell, Maria Brockhill, Tracy Darren Keith, Stevei Houkamau, Paerau Corneal, Amorangi Hikuroa, Noelle Jakeman, Hera Johns, Dorothy Waetford, Vanessa Edwards, Simon Kaan, Sam Farquhar, Natalie Couch, Alexis Neal, Faith McManus.

Natalie Couch, Wairakei, intaglio, $1000

Natalie Couch, Wairakei, intaglio, $1000

Carla Ruka
Nga Puhi / Ngati Whatua
Clay Artist

I am a sculptress. 
I breathe in 
envelop the earth
form it with my spirit
support it with my love
embrace it with fire 
release it.

I find building with clay very therapeutic. I develop my ideas through family ancestry, Maori and European. Motivation comes from an inner passion for creation and an adoration of pulling ceramic from fire.

Amorangi Hikuroa
Nga Puhi, Ngati Maniapoto
Clay artist

Amorangi Hikuroa is a member of Ngā Kaihanga Uku (Maori Clay Workers group). Through working with clay he feels connected to the ceramic histories of ancient peoples from across the globe. 

"I feel privileged to be part of the whakapapa of Uku"

"Establishing Uku as an accepted Maori art form has been a focus of the Muddies [clay workers] of Aotearoa. Our Tupuna left us with the knowledge, narrative and skills to do this. Uku has always been in our stories. We are Clay, the body of the mother"

Natalie Couch
Ngati Tuwharetoa, Raukawa

I am interested in how mahi toi me ona tikanga can impact positively on our social, physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Previously I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam, 1998 and have worked in various roles from teaching, curating shows & organising arts wananga. My experience in the arts has helped to develop creative conceptual thinking, practical management and facilitation skills. 

My art practice explores identity through connection to land, sea and sky largely centered around drawing, painting and printmaking with sculptural works incorporated.

[The artwork, Wairakei] acknowledges Kuiwai and Haungaroa who sent the four baskets of flame from Ruaumoko to warm Ngatoroirangi when he ascended Tongariro maunga and was struck by the cold.

The sisters sent their siblings Te Hoata and Te Pupu who plunged deep within the earth and arose in several places in Aotearoa, including Wairakei. These healing thermal waters have nurtured our people for centuries, and continue to be of great spiritual significance.

This artwork acknowledges their importance and is a mihi to our ancestors who had the abilities to perform such rituals.

More art and artist profiles to come!

Maori Angel Series — He ara moko - Carla Ruka, White clay body white sigilatta coloured stains$4200
Maori Angel Series — He ara moko

Carla Ruka, White clay body white sigilatta coloured stains

$4200

Ipu Signal Red - Maria Brockhill, Clay and glaze$900
Ipu Signal Red

Maria Brockhill, Clay and glaze

$900

Ti Timatanga - Tracey Darren Keith, Raku fired ceramic — red clay from Australia $1850 SOLD
Ti Timatanga

Tracey Darren Keith, Raku fired ceramic — red clay from Australia

$1850 SOLD

Ipu ora - Amorangi Hikuroa, Pit fired, carved, painted with gold leaf$1250
Ipu ora

Amorangi Hikuroa, Pit fired, carved, painted with gold leaf

$1250

Ceremonial I - Baye Riddell, Clay and oxides with copper motif$1500 SOLD
Ceremonial I

Baye Riddell, Clay and oxides with copper motif

$1500 SOLD

Toa II - Baye Riddell, Clay with black oxides $800
Toa II

Baye Riddell, Clay with black oxides

$800

Ipu Puhoro - Stevei Houkamau, White clay carved vessel$400
Ipu Puhoro

Stevei Houkamau, White clay carved vessel

$400

Whenua Vessel - Tracy Darren Keith, Raku fired ceramic$950
Whenua Vessel

Tracy Darren Keith, Raku fired ceramic

$950

Whangarei te Rainga Pararoa - Amorangi Hikuroa, Woodfired stoneware$3500
Whangarei te Rainga Pararoa

Amorangi Hikuroa, Woodfired stoneware

$3500

Hue — Gourd Form - Dorothy Waetford, Wood-fired driving creek clay$420 SOLD
Hue — Gourd Form

Dorothy Waetford, Wood-fired driving creek clay

$420 SOLD

Tupuna - Ancestor - Vanessa Wairata Edwards, Handwoven laser woodcut$1100
Tupuna - Ancestor

Vanessa Wairata Edwards, Handwoven laser woodcut

$1100

Ceremonial II - Baye Riddell, Clay and Oxides with copper motif$1500
Ceremonial II

Baye Riddell, Clay and Oxides with copper motif

$1500

Ancestral Space I (left),  Ancestral Space II - Wi Taepa$900 SOLD, and $900
Ancestral Space I (left), Ancestral Space II

Wi Taepa

$900 SOLD, and $900

Signal Red (front) and Grey Shadows - Maria Brockhill, Clay and glaze  $600 SOLD, and $400
Signal Red (front) and Grey Shadows

Maria Brockhill, Clay and glaze

$600 SOLD, and $400

Kiri Wai (video on left)
Louise Potiki Bryant & Paerau Corneal
Video, clay
NFS

Kiri 2013 is a  collaborative performance between dancer, choreographer and video artist, Louise Potiki Bryant, and clay artist, Paerau Corneal. Kiri investigates the collaborative dynamics between artists.
Clay and skin, the sacred and mundane and the whakapapa of clay.
Kiri Wai 2015 investigates clay in water alluding to the studio practice of recycling dry clay


Papanga Whenua 2016
(video on right)
Paerau Corneal
Video, clay
NFS

Kiri Wai is slowed and reconfigured to magnify time and erosion essential elements to forming clay.

 

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