December 18, 2013
Tuhoe to fill HQ with art
Ngai Tuhoe has commissioned six of its younger contemporary artists to produce new works for its new headquarters, Te Uru Taumatua o Tuhoe.
The Jasmax-designed building in Taneatua is to be New Zealand’s first accredited living building.
That means as well as having high construction standards, sustainable materials and net zero energy use, it needs to be beautiful and inspiring.
Tuhoe chair Tamati Kruger says the tribe’s traditional arts are represented in the many marae in its rohe, so the building was a chance to ask six younger artists to show what it means to them to be Tuhoe today.
The six are Carly Rangiaho, Hewirori Maynard, Saffron Te Ratana, Kylie Tiuka and Maraea Timutimu.
Their work will be on display in the main tribal chamber of the building along with Colin McCahon’s I Am Tuhoe.
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