Maori Moving Image ki Te Uru

  Sat 12 Jun 2021 to Sun 29 Aug 2021
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Te Uru is delighted to present the latest iteration of Maori Moving Image. Examining photographs, texts and oral histories, the exhibition will portray the resilience and continuation of matauranga Maori through a selection of moving image works by artists whose practices examine ‘the archive’.

First shown at The Dowse Art Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu in 2019, Maori Moving Image: An Open Archive explored the history of Maori artists who have used animation, film and video as a medium from the 1970s to today. Very much a living archive, this project is an opportunity to collect stories, create new relationships and find connections between artists.

In this new iteration at Te Uru, curators Bridget Reweti (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi) and Melanie Oliver (Pakeha) will bring together new commissions from Otautahi based artist Nathan Pohio (Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu) and Te-Whanganui-a-Tara based artist Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) with a work from Tamaki Makaurau based artist Jeremy Leatinu’u (Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Himoa).

Bridget Reweti is currently the 2020-21 Frances Hodgkins Fellow based in Otepoti Dunedin. Melanie Oliver is curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, where this iteration of Maori Moving Image will be shown at a later date.

Visitors will be able to view a small archive put together by the curators, which will sit alongside the exhibition.

Featuring: Ana Iti, Jeremy Leatinu’u and Nathan Pohio
Curated by Bridget Reweti and Melanie Oliver