Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, 2021


4 February to 7 March 2021

Time

10.00AM – 4.00PM

Gallery closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Venue: The Central Art Gallery

In 2020, Michel Tuffery collaborated with Dr Karlo Mila to create the narrated and animated Mana Moana 2020 Meditation. Te Moana Nui a Kiwa emerges from this co-creation, and from origins as ancient as the great sea of Kiwa.

Seven new works share stories of unfurling life and ongoing whakapapa, the unbreakable connections of past-present-future and ocean-land-sky. Prompted by stills from the meditation, each work has been hand-drawn, extended and reinvigorated at extraordinary resolution. Compulsory Covid-19 lockdowns gave time and pause for Tuffery to harness new creative and printing technologies. Details emerge from the blackest of black inks as though luminescent. The distinction between 2-d and 3-d cannot hold; these works pulsate, twinkle and spin.

Reaching out from the fertile darkness of the realm of potential being, here is our ever-turning world.

Billie Lythberg, 2021

Acknowledgements: Dr Karlo Mila and the Mana Moana Cutarorial Aiga.

Location map

Library,
Worcester Boulevard

Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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