Responding to the Urewera Raids - Te Manawa

“This work appears to have a strong base in Tuhoe stories, but part of its success is its ability like more traditional Maori patternmaking to open out in abstraction from a strong kernel to the universal. The title comes from a beautiful Tuhoe battle whakatauki (proverb): ‘He iti na Tuhoe, e kata te po’. One interpretation is, ‘No matter how small Tuhoe are, their laughter will be heard through the night’.”

Click here to read Mark Amery’s excellent review of Hemi Macgregor, Saffronn Te Ratana and Ngataiharuru Taepa’s collaborative work recently shown at Te Manawa in Palmerston North

October 26, 2011
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