Opening Evening: Wednesday 15th March From 5:30 - 7pm
Artists' Floor Talk: Saturday 18th March 12 noon
"Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius
Artists have long enjoyed the privilege of transcending societal norms that have prevailed at various times throughout history, challenging, provoking and enriching cultures. Through this process, a sense of who we are and what we represent can give a voice within the wider community.
We have a feeling of comfort within the familiar and often if there is a paradigm shift in our perception that feeling becomes unsettling. Differences at times can be both a confrontation and revelation of ideas, in an ever-changing and diverse world. For us to move on from celebrating this diversity to embrace inclusion can be a challenge, a matter of compromise, give and take.
Tolerance and appreciation are often needed for acceptance to occur without prejudicial judgement. Only then can we discover that mutual enjoyment can be celebrated by sharing ideas, concepts and narratives that alters and enriches all of our perceptions. It becomes our taonga.
We become inclusive.
This exhibition is an all-inclusive collaboration of our artists and staff with connections to Mapura Studios.