June 08, 2021
Film techniques challenge Maori artists
An exhibition featuring Māori artists who use animation, film and video opens ar Te Uru gallery in Titirangi this week.
Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive was first shown at Lower Hutt’s Dowse Art Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery in 2019.
For its latest incarnation, curators Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver have commissioned works from Nathan Pōhio, Ana Iti and Jeremy Leatinu'u.
Gallery director Andrew Clifford says it continues Te Uru’s exploration of Māori artists working with moving image techniques which stated with its 2018 exhibition, From the Shore, on the continuing influence of pioneering filmmakers Merata Mita and Barry Barclay on contemporary artists.
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