GROUP SHOW

Mind that Māori

09 FEB - 09 MAR 2024

Our 2024 opening exhibition, “Mind that Māori”, was given its title by artists Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole.
 
They had noticed parent-helpers at a children’s swimming event wearing “Mind that Child” high-vis vests … so crocheted wool “Mind that Māori” artworks were the obvious next step!
 
Initially the artists created an edition of framed artworks in their signature Wharenui Harikoa neon colours.
More recently however, as the political terrain shifted and New Zealanders found themselves negotiating a particularly contentious Waitangi Day celebration, the couple re-conceived the ‘Mind that Māori’ series in black and white.


Last month a national hui was called by Kiingi Tuheitia at Ngāruawahia where, in a push for peace and unity, he suggested that Māori should “be who we are, live our values, speak our reo, care for our mokopuna, our awa, our maunga, just be Māori.
Māori all day, every day.”
 
In that spirit, we are proud to present an exhibition by thirteen Māori artists whose work does exactly that.

We are also proud to present, in the gallery office, “Kia Tipu … let it grow”, a suite of six exquisite garden paintings by Star Gossage.

Nau mai, haere mai!

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Click on Artist names below for further info!

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HIRIA ANDERSON-MITA
Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura

CHRIS BAILEY 
Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Pāoa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Porou, Irish

ELIZABETH ELLIS
Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou

RUSS FLATT
Ngāti Kahungunu

STAR GOSSAGE
Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Ruanui, French, Portuguese

MERE HARRISON LODGE
Ngāti Porou

NGAHINA HOHAIA
Taranaki iwi, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto – Parihaka

TRACY KEITH
Ngāpuhi

TAANE METE
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura

LISSY ROBINSON-COLE
Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu

RUDI ROBINSON-COLE
Ngāti Paoa, Ngaruahine, Ngāti Makirangi, Ngāti Tu

NGATAIHARURU TAEPA
Te Arawa, Te Atiawa

NEPHI TUPAEA
Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Kahungunu

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed:6/10 + 2 AP

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole
Mind That Māori
2024
New Zealand wool
720mm H x 720mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole
Pūrangiaho
2024
New Zealand wool, polystyrene
530mm H x 440mm W x 170mm D

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Hiria Anderson-Mita
Te Ahikaroa
2023
oil on canvas
330mm H x 385mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Elizabeth Ellis
Moturahurahu
2001
acrylic on handmade paper
790mm H x 610mm W (frame)

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn
1600mm H x 690mm W (as installed)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn (detail)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn (detail)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn (detail)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn (detail)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngahina Hohaia
Piko mai e Kāwana - ko ahau tō ariki: The Sovereign
2024
repurposed New Zealand wool blanket, embroidery silk, ribbon, yarn (detail)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Russ Flatt
He Taonga Te Tamaiti
2021
Inkjet photograph on Ilford Cotton Rag
1000mm H x 1800mm W
Edition: 3 + 1 AP

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Hiria Anderson-Mita
Māmā
2022
oil on canvas
430mm H x 370mm W (frame)

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Hiria Anderson-Mita
Nan’s Lounge
2022
oil on canvas
375mm H x 320mm W (frame)

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Mere Harrison Lodge
Hine Puhitapu
1964
cast bronze, wooden base
480mm H x 75mm W x 75mm D

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Mere Harrison Lodge
Hine Puhitapu
1964
cast bronze, wooden base
480mm H x 75mm W x 75mm D

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Mere Harrison Lodge
Hine Puhitapu
1964
cast bronze, wooden base
480mm H x 75mm W x 75mm D

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Mere Harrison Lodge
Korikori
1964
cast bronze, wooden base
320mm H x 65mm W x 65mm D

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Mere Harrison Lodge
Korikori
1964
cast bronze, wooden base
320mm H x 65mm W x 65mm D

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Tracy Keith
The Incantations of Hinetītama
2023
raku-fired ceramic
210mm H x 350mm Dia

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Tracy Keith
The Incantations of Hinetītama
2023
raku-fired ceramic
210mm H x 350mm Dia

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Hiria Anderson-Mita
Anyone seen my Charger
2023
oil on canvas
380mm H x 330mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Nephi Tupaea
The Pickers
2023
acrylic on canvas
1220mm H x 915mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Ngataiharuru Taepa
Te Kura Hihiko
2022
acrylic on Latvian birch
295mm H x 1091mm W x 43mm D

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Ngataiharuru Taepa
Te Kura Hihiko
2022
acrylic on Latvian birch
295mm H x 1091mm W x 43mm D

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Chris Bailey
Ngā Uri ō Piako
2020
cast bronze
595mm H x 150mm W x 115mm D
Ed: 5/10

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Ngataiharuru Taepa
Te Kura Awhitia te Rangi
2022
acrylic on Latvian birch
832mm H x 1129mm W x 43mm D

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Ngataiharuru Taepa
Te Kura Awhitia te Rangi
2022
acrylic on Latvian birch
832mm H x 1129mm W x 43mm D

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Taane Mete
Te Mata
2023
Inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
830mm H x 1230mm W (frame)
Ed: 3 + 1 AP

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Star Gossage
Your Eyes are like our River
2013
oil on board
815mm H x 815mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Russ Flatt
Portrait
2010
Inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
590mm H x 750mm W
AP

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Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole
Hinapōuri
2024
New Zealand wool, polystyrene
530mm H x 440mm W x 170mm D

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze (detail)
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze (detail)
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze (detail)
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze (detail)
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Chris Bailey
Kaitiaki
2023
cast bronze
1060mm H x 410mm W x 375mm D
Ed: 6/10 + 2 AP

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Star Gossage
Peach Blossom Pakiri / Kia Whiti (Let it shine)
2024
oil on canvas
1000mm H x 1000mm W

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Star Gossage
Peach Blossom Pakiri / Kia Whiti (Let it shine)
2024
oil on canvas
1000mm H x 1000mm W

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Star Gossage
Pathway Home
2024
oil on canvas
430mm H x 380mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Pathway Home
2024
oil on canvas
430mm H x 380mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Harikoa
2024
oil on canvas
330mm H x 430mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Kia Puawai (Let it Bloom)
2024
oil on canvas
900mm H x 1000mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Star Gossage
Kia Tipu, Kia Ora (Let it grow, Let it have life)
2024
oil on canvas
1220mm H x 1520mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Mind That Māori
2024
Installation view

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Star Gossage
Water Vase
2024
gouache and pencil on canvas
430mm H x 330mm W (frame)

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Star Gossage
Kia Tipu ... let it grow
2024
Installation view

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Star Gossage
Kia Tipu ... let it grow
2024
Installation view