October 11, 2016
Julian Wilcox Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Chief Operating Officer on Te Wahanga Parakuihi with Dale Husba
Julian Wilcox Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Chief Operating Officer on Te Wahanga Parakuihi with Dale Husband
Web Series Celebrates Ngai Tahu Artists
Following on from the success of its Mahinga Kai web series, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu has been successful in securing funding from Te Mangai Paho to create an eight episode web series Nga Ringa Toi o Tahu.
Filming kicked off in Dunedin recently with local artist Simon Kaan who describes his work as ‘biological landscapes’ – animated vistas that piece together a sense of belonging and explore a multi-dimensional sense of self – his heritage (a Ngai Tahu mother and Chinese father) and love of surfing and the local landscape all influence his artistic practice.
“Essentially this is a series of mini art documentaries that provide a brief glimpse into the lives and careers of some of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary art practitioners who also happen to be Ngai Tahu,” says Executive Producer and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Chief Operating Officer Julian Wilcox.
Other artists featuring in the series are: master carver Fayne Robinson, jeweller Areta Wilkinson, sculptor Priscilla Cowie, multimedia artist Lonnie Hutchinson, photographer Fiona Pardington, video installation artist Nathan Pohio, weavers Reihana Parata and Morehu Flutey-Henare and sculptor Ross Hemera.
“There’s no denying that digital story telling is the way of the future. The web is the perfect vehicle for sharing stories not only with a mass audience but most importantly with Ngai Tahu whanui wherever they live around the globe,” says Wilcox.
The series is due for completion by the end of May 2017.
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