Hiria Anderson

A Painter on Turongo Street

03 - 28 October 2017

“I was raised in my grandparent’s home, they were both creatives in the traditional Māori art of raranga and whakairo. In 2016 I gained an MFA with First Class Honours at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design.

Today I live in our whānau homestead on Turongo Street in Otorohanga. I have a small studio at the back of the house where I paint most days. At the front of our house is a wharenui ‘Teohaoturoa’ that my grandfather built at the time I was born. I based my Masters degree research on this meeting house. It is also the foundation for my practice as an artist.

As a painter I am interested in representation of Māori within a context of the European history of painting. I have investigated the techniques and subject matter of early European painters of New Zealand and abroad.

I paint the everyday lives of people in my community. I pay particular attention to relationships between family members, intertribal relationships, politics and environments that show nuances between our culture and 21st century life.”

Hiria Anderson
October 2017

Photography by Kallan MacLeod

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Amongst Tūpuna
2016
oil on canvas
255mm H x 255mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Jersey Taniwha
2017
oil on canvas
250mm H x 300mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Across the Road
2017
oil on canvas
250mm H x 300mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Sleeping
2017
oil on canvas
250mm H x 300mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Kai at the Grotto
2016
oil on canvas
250mm H x 250mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Use Your Knife Cuz, I've Got My Peeler
2017
oil on canvas
255mm H x 355mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter at Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Washing Dishes
2017
oil on canvas
125mm H x 175mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Matua Kēkē
2016
oil on canvas
100mm H x 100mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Kātua
2015
oil on canvas
200mm H x 250mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Children of Syria
2017
oil on canvas
200mm H x 400mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Adoration
2017
oil on canvas
255mm H x 255mm W
WALLACE ARTS TRUST COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
That Was Her Mahi
2017
oil on canvas
250mm H x 200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Child of a Tribal Marae
2017
oil on canvas
125mm H x 175mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Te Wheku and his Aloe Vera
2017
oil on canvas
355mm H x 460mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Pare Kawakawa
2017
oil on canvas
300mm H x 250mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Kihikihi
2017
oil on canvas
350mm H x 460mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Waikato
2017
oil on canvas
255mm H x 200mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
A Painter on Turongo Street
October 2017
Installation View

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Hiria Anderson
Light and Shadow
2015
oil on canvas
175mm H x 130mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Whariki at Sunset
2015
oil on canvas
250mm H x 150mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Hiria Anderson
Three Māori Ministers
2017
oil on canvas
310mm H x 610mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION