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Fiona Clark: Te Iwi O Te Wahi Kore

Fiona Clark: Te Iwi O Te Wahi Kore

When:

  • Sat 15 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 16 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 17 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 23 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 24 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 27 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 29 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 30 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 31 Jul, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 1 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 3 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 4 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 5 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 6 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 7 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 8 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 10 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 11 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 12 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 13 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 14 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 15 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 17 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 18 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 19 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 20 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 21 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 22 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 24 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 25 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 26 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 27 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 28 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 29 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 31 Aug, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 1 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 2 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 3 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 4 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 5 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 6 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 9 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 11 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 18 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 20 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 21 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 22 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 25 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 26 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 28 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 29 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 30 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 1 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 2 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 3 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 4 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 5 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 6 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 7 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 8 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 9 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 10 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 11 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 12 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 13 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 14 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 15 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 16 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 17 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 18 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 19 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 20 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 21 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 22 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 23 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 24 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 25 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 26 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 27 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 28 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 29 Oct, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Where:

The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

My interest is in photographing those aspects of New Zealand society that I feel should be better understood. (1)

Fiona Clark’s distinctive style of photography has developed from her ability to become a part of the communities she documents. This selection of 55 works in The Dowse collection from the series Te iwi o te wahi kore (1979–1982), reflect the activities, concerns and taonga of Ngātiawa and Te Atiawa in North Taranaki, where Clark lives.

In 1975 Clark, a recent graduate in photography from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland returned home, settling in Tikorangi in an old dairy factory. One Friday evening, while picnicking at the mouth of the Waitara River, Clark overheard locals talking about the dumping of liquid waste into the river and decided to join them at a town meeting about the issue.

It was here she met Aila Taylor and began a friendship that would go on to have a significant effect on her life and practice. Through Taylor, Clark learnt about the history and values of Ngātiawa and Te Atiawa, and was introduced to iwi kaumātua.

Te iwi o te wahi kore translates to ‘the people with nothing’ and acknowledges the historical confiscation of the majority of Ngātiawa and Te Atiawa land along the coastline north-east of Mount Taranaki. Reading like a photo essay, the series positions the kai moana of this area as a taonga also at risk of disappearing. These photographs are the result of Clark’s lengthy consultation with Ngātiawa and Te Atiawa, and shows the care, gathering, preparation and eating of seafood as an intrinsic part of their daily life.

In the early 1980s the entire series of 104 photographs were used as a political tool. Most notably they were presented to the New Plymouth District Council, a National Development Act Tribunal hearing and a Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal hearing to assert iwi rights and challenge the polluting of the local foreshore and seabed.

This is the first time all 55 photographs held in The Dowse collection have been shown together since they were acquired in 1983 by former director James Mack. In securing this powerful body of work for The Dowse, Mack supported an environmental cause, while also acknowledging the profound relationship Clark formed with Ngātiawa and Te Atiawa in Taranaki and the iwi connection with the Hutt Valley.

In the twenty-first century, these photographs are a testament to the power of peaceful protest and the dedication of Clark, who has formed relationships with the children and grandchildren of the people she collaborated with to make this series. As a result of these bonds, she continues to work with the local community to highlight environmental issues.

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