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Māori Moving Image ki Te Uru

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Te Uru is delighted to present the latest iteration of Māori Moving Image.

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Te Uru is delighted to present the latest iteration of Māori Moving Image. Examining photographs, texts and oral histories, the exhibition will portray the resilience and continuation of mātauranga Māori through a selection of moving image works by artists whose practices examine ‘the archive’.

First shown at The Dowse Art Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in 2019, Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive explored the history of Māori artists who have used animation, film and video as a medium from the 1970s to today. Very much a living archive, this project is an opportunity to collect stories, create new relationships and find connections between artists.

In this new iteration at Te Uru, curators Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) and Melanie Oliver (Pākehā) will bring together new commissions from Ōtautahi based artist Nathan Pōhio (Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu) and Te-Whanganui-a-Tara based artist Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) with a work from Tāmaki Makaurau based artist Jeremy Leatinu'u (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Hāmoa).

Bridget Reweti is currently the 2020-21 Frances Hodgkins Fellow based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Melanie Oliver is curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, where this iteration of Māori Moving Image will be shown at a later date.

Visitors will be able to view a small archive put together by the curators, which will sit alongside the exhibition.

Featuring: Ana Iti, Jeremy Leatinu'u and Nathan Pōhio

Curated by Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver

Image: Jeremy Leatinu'u, Mai i te kei o te waka ki te ihu o te waka 2018, video still. Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand.

12 June — 29 August 2021

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Organiser Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery

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Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery is a regional gallery locally rooted in West Auckland but globally minded. We have a distinctive West Auckland focus but a national and international perspective. Through our programmes, we create a world stage for art that is relevant for our audiences, to put local art, artists and ideas in conversation and context with national and international developments in contemporary practice. We present a diverse programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities, including art, craft and design, to reflect and strengthen the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of our community.

As a destination gallery, Te Uru operates from an award-winning, building in the recently re-opened Lopdell Precinct. The gallery originally opened in 1986 as the Waitemata City Arts and Cultural Centre, later known as Lopdell House Gallery, sited in the historic Lopdell House building in the heart of Titirangi, gateway to the Waitākere rain forest and en route to Auckland's famous west coast beaches. We reopened as Te Uru on Saturday 1 November 2014 in our new purpose-built facilities, offering extraordinary exhibitions and spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Our name, Te Uru, makes reference to Te Hau a Uru, the wind that blows from the west, a powerful characteristic of the region and an important story for local iwi, Te Kawerau ā Maki, who have bestowed us with this new kaupapa. The west wind shares the messages and vision of the people that live in the west, brings change, sets direction and influences Auckland City from its mountainous perch atop the Great Forest of Tiriwa. Te Uru will be a source of information and ideas that will project across the region - a fitting framework for a contemporary gallery.

420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone:+64 9 817 8087
Open: Monday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
Parking available on the street or behind the gallery.
Public transport - buses and trains available from New Lynn transit station

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