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Te Pātaka a Rākaihautū – Stories of Banks Peninsula

Te Pātaka a Rākaihautū – Stories of Banks Peninsula

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When:

  • Sat 10 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 11 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 15 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fri 16 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 17 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 18 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 22 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fri 23 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 24 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 25 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 29 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Fri 30 Sep ’16, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 1 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 2 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
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Where:

50 Works Gallery, 50 London Street, Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

50 Works Gallery

Related Artists:

Ariana Tikao

Te Pātaka a Rākaihautū – the food basket of the great explorer Rākaihautū – is the name given to Banks Peninsula by successive generations of Māori.

The 15 accomplished and emerging artists in this exhibition illuminate some of the many stories, past and present, of the Banks Peninsula area and ask what the human influence has been on this plentiful environment. Artists include Mark Adams, one of New Zealand’s foremost documentary photographers and master carver Fayne Robinson. Forgotten names for the Peninsula are investigated through the miniature paintings of Banks Peninsula artist Dean Venrooy.

Printmaker Ben Reid, Lyttelton watercolourist Helen Taylor and Rapaki-based Teina Ellia look at the human influence on the fauna and Peninsula environment. Printmaker Kim Lowe’s work exhibits this artist’s research into the historical Chinese presence in and around the Peninsula.

Other exhibition highlights include a spoon-making workshop with silversmith Jacqueline Morren, whose intricate sculptures are included in the show, and a film by Bronwyn Judge, featuring the descendants of Rākaihautū, will premiere as part of the exhibition.

Acclaimed Ngāi Tahu musicians Ariana Tikao with Mahina-ina Kaui and Kerepeti Paraone, artists with strong connections to the Peninsula will perform an intimate concert at the gallery on Saturday 24 September. This concert will feature traditional stories of the area, as well as modern compositions which will serve as retellings of old kōrero, of love betrayal, survival – an expression of unique identity.

Bookings for this performance are essential through Eventfinda: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/kaiwaiata-music-from-banks-peninsula/banks-peninsula.

Opening and blessing Friday 9 September 6 pm.

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