Maori culture on show at Logan Art Gallery

CONTEMPORARY Maori culture goes on show at He Kakano Ahau (I am a seed) at Logan Art Gallery until November 24.

It shows the work of eight artists in an exhibition which has been developed from concepts and ideas with the support of art gallery staff over 18 months.

Works on show include a cloak woven during a community weave project.

Activities will be held in conjunction with the exhibition which was running until November 24.

These include a talk and artist’s demonstration on October 26 and a workshop in the traditional artform of Tukutuku (arapak, tuitui) with demonstrations by Maori carver Teraimana Tahiata on November 10.

The highlight will be Maori Cultural Fun Day featuring traditional food, drink, artists talks, storytelling, art activities, market stalls, a fashion show and performers on November 17 from 10am to 2pm.

City Lifestyle and Community chair Councillor Steve Swenson encouraged the community to visit a wonderful exhibition that highlights Maori art practices and offers insight into Maori culture.

“The exhibition looks at how Maori people have moved to a new country and each artist has responded from their personal experience,” he said.