These works are part of an exhibition “In my own Time” by Lonnie Hutchinson at the Mangere Arts Centre. Part of the Matariki Festival 2011, from June 4 to July 4. The material is black builders tar paper (and metal fasteners), precision cut and beautifully illuminated. Definitely worth a visit.
Matariki is the Maori New Year, marking the appearance of the constellation of the Pleiades, and winter. Over recent years, it has become increasingly popular as a focal point for festivals of all kinds, claiming a unique New Zealand occasion. And in winter, you need something that warms heart and soul.
Next door, in Gallery 2 of the Mangere Arts Centre, is another fascinating work: “A Journey in Fibre” by Ngaahina Hohaia. A textile based installation, transported into another dimension by the use of projected light – very creative.
For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.