1. ‘Mataurau’ opens at City Gallery Te Whare Toi
After a one-month closure, City Gallery is reopening its doors for the new ‘Matarau’ exhibition this Saturday. The word ‘Matarau’ describes a multi-pronged spear used for fishing and eeling by early Māori. This title was chosen by curator Shannon Te Ao to bring together the works of this group of Māori artists exploring aspects of daily life in surprising ways.
The exhibition features new work by Robyn Kahukiwa, Emily Karaka, Hemi Macgregor, Ming Ranginui, Kei te pai press, and James Tapsell-Kururangi.
To celebrate the opening, City Gallery will host a Curator’s Tour at 1pm and an Artist Talk with James Tapsell-Kururangi at 3pm this Saturday 30 April.
Entry to this exhibition, and the tours are free! Head on down to City Gallery in Te Ngakau Civic Square to check it out.