The Matariki Festival (June 22 – July 22) celebrates the Maori New Year as the Matariki constellation (the seven stars of the Pleiades) rise above our horizon. The images are window displays at Lopdell House Gallery in New Lynn entitled Whetu – Whenu – Whenua, combining works by the artists Maureen Lander, Nic Moon, Jacqueline Elley, and Annabelle Buick. The exhibition runs from June 21 to August 4.
From the exhibition notes:
“An exhibition acknowledging the threads that connect us as a community, the community to the land, and the traditional to the contemporary. It is a celebration of the art of mahi raranga (weaving activities), whatu (fibre weaving) and tukutuku (wall panel lattice work) brought together by Nic Moon’s woven Resolution – A Blanket for Richard Henry, Jaqueline Elley’s Muka Lightbox, Annabelle Buick’s Whakairo panel, and a site specific window installation by Maureen Lander will grow brighter throughout the Matariki period. “