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IOWERĀ: Kahre Hau Marangai
IOWERĀ: Kahre Hau Marangai

Sat, 19 Aug


Hoea! Gallery

IOWERĀ: Kahre Hau Marangai

We asked First Nations Artists from Turtle Island and Aotearoa to create symbols of identity

Time & Location

19 Aug 2023, 10:00 am – 28 Oct 2023, 3:00 pm

Hoea! Gallery, Level 1/100 Grey Street, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

About the event


Last year - through the exhibition of Skawennati's beautiful mahi in our PŪMANAWA exhibition we formed a relationship with DAPHNE - an indigenous wāhine-led gallery in Montreal. And through Daphne's online beading roopu Daphne Beads we met Kaia'tanoron Dumoulin Bush.

Kaia'tanoron and HOEA! curator Melanie Tangaere Baldwin began speaking in February about the possibility of creating a show together that would allow indigenous artists to speak to each other and our communities across the oceans.

We decided that flags were the most common way to speak visually across distances.

Flags have long been used by indigenous peoples as means of communicating identity, resistance, solidarity, spiritual dedication..

There is also the relationship between flag bearing, insignia and the colonial mission.

We asked First Nations Artists from Turtle Island and Aotearoa to create symbols of identity - self identifiers- however they chose to interpret that.

Artworks that tell us who they are.

We are excited to announce that the following artists have contributed work to the show:

From Turtle Island:

Zoe Cire

Sierra Barber

Jay Havens

Megan Feheley

Kyle Kaientoton Williams 

Kaia'tanoron Dumoulin Bush 

From Aotearoa:

Kezia Whakamoe 

Kahu Kutia 

Keri-Mei Zagrobelna 

Etanah Lalau-Talapa 

Emiko Waitapu and the Wawaahi Tahaa Collective

Georgina May Young 

Aroha Novak 

Melanie Tangaere Baldwin.

The works are beautiful.

We are fortunate to have been able to bring Kaia'tanoron over for the installation and opening of the show - so if you are in Gisborne Friday 18 August come and meet her, she's cool.

Opening event starts at 6pm - nau mai, haere mai - we would love to see you there!

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