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Bridget Reweti - Irihanga

Bridget Reweti - Irihanga

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  • Thu 14 Sep ’17, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 14 Oct ’17, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 14 Nov ’17, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 14 Dec ’17, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 14 Jan ’18, 10:30am – 4:30pm


Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Wellington-based artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), who is originally from Tauranga Moana, has created an installation highlighting the 150 years since the Tauranga Bush Campaign that resulted in the raupatu (confiscation) of Tauranga Moana.

Drawing on Pai Marire iconography and native flora, Reweti's work portrays the complex ecosystem of the Kaimai, the area where the scorched earth policy was most intensely enforced.

Irihanga, which means to suspend or to hang, references various devices that have been used throughout early colonial history in Aotearoa. Haki (flags) and heke (rafters in a meeting house) have at various times both been employed as a way to communicate unification, dissension or to signal change.

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