Last night was the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Tony Brown at the Upstairs Gallery of Lopdell House in Titirangi. The title of the show is “the time is now – MO TENEI WA”, and the images are testimony of the artist’s endeavour to acknowledge and affirm his Maori roots and ancestry.
That’s Tony above with one of his works (acrylic on board), entitled Matauranga (a Maori word that encompasses knowledge, wisdom and understanding). The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Sunday, July 4.
Pedro, Angela and Mark, shown below (from left), provided fine musical entertainment for the evening. Their group is called Chillele (“cello, ukulele, sweet guitar and lush vocals to enhance your celebratory experience” says their card, and I would happily agree — Phone numbers: 817 1019, 027 216 6824, 817 4163). They are from nearby Parau, and are available for hire at functions of any kind.