Artist Vanessa Wairata Edwards (Ngati Tuwharetoa Whakatohea) says people are welcome to lay on her work.
“My work is designed so that your feet are at the wall, and you look up at the extending images and consider and reflect what they are and what they represent and how they transcend into a higher space.
“It has become apparent to me that ‘rest as resistance’ is seeking peace in yourself and in your knowing, finding strength in your abilities and offerings. May this space offer a place of contemplation and enlightenment for you.”
Come to this space with your whānau to experience a moment of calm, togetherness, and reflection, while resting on this unique artwork. People are asked to please take off their shoes.
Four workshops will be held for charity groups chosen by the artist for their importance in supporting their communities. The workshops will rangahau (investigate) the concept of rest during Matariki providing the opportunity to stop, rest, reflect and share.
Visit the Hā page for exhibition and artists’ details.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is where our creative capital's arts communities interact, produce, innovate, teach, and exhibit. Toi Pōneke Gallery exhibits contemporary work by solo artists, groups, and curators – emerging and established – many of whom go on to exhibit nationwide.
Toi Pōneke Gallery is open 10am–8pm weekdays, 10am–4pm weekends, and closed on public holidays. Free entry.
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