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Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett, Ahi Toi and Wero exhibition openings; Art of Kōwhaiwhai and Māori Curatorial Practice symposium
July 31, 2021
Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett
An exhibition of over 60 paintings tracing 60 years of the highly influential art practice of Dr. Sandy Adsett MNZM
An exhibition featuring Toihoukura and Toimairangi Schools of Māori art alumni
A solo exhibition by Wellington-based painter and tā moko artist Victor Te Paa
DAY SYMPOSIUM on the Art of Kōwhaiwhai and Māori Curatorial Practice
The exhibitions will be accompanied by a Day Symposium on the Art of Kōwhaiwhai and Māori Curatorial Practice. Free entry
To register email: Mark.hutchins-pond@
10am: Blessing: Taku Parai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira kaumatua
10.20am: Welcoming address: Arapata Hakiwai, Kaihautū | Māori Co-leader, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, with June Grant, artist and friend
11am: Toi Koru: Sandy Adsett artist talk in conversation with Reuben Friend
12pm: Live Tā Moko demonstration by artist Victor Te Paa
1.30pm: Kōwhaiwhai in contemporary art panel discussion
Robert Jahnke ONZM (facilitator), Kura Te Waru Rewiri and Ngataiharuru Taepa
3pm: Māori curatorial frameworks panel discussion
Nigel Borell (facilitator), Dr. David Butts and Sandy Adsett discuss the first iwi-led exhibition Ngā Tukemata: Ngā Taonga o Ngāti Kahungunu, 1986.
3:30pm: Māori curatorial practice today and tomorrow
Nigel Borell (facilitator), Megan Tamati-Quennell and Tim Walker discuss curatorial frameworks for contemporary Māori art, beginning with Kohia ko Taikaka Anake at the National Art Gallery of New Zealand in 1990.