Alexis Neal's Kōrero Tuku Iho: A Traditional Narrative and Dagmar Dyck's Kofukofu Koloa examine the use of fibre arts in traditional and contemporary contexts.
In a nutshell:
Woven narratives / Stories we tell ourselves / Art, education and family
Kōrero Tuku Iho; A Traditional Narrative - Alexis Neal
Alexis Neal’s installation responds to tukutuku panels produced in 1954 by the Adult Education Department of Auckland University College originally made to ‘Keep the traditions alive’. Alongside the panels, a large collection of whāriki (floor mats) are suspended from the ceiling, allowing their printed and woven qualities to be studied from both sides.
Image credit: Photo courtesy of the Sarjeant Gallery, Alexis Neal Printed woven Whāriki
Kofukofu Koloa - Dagmar Dyck
A bed stacked with family koloa is at the centre of this installation that pays homage to not only the fibre arts produced predominantly by Tongan women but also the ceremonial status that koloa maintains within a Tongan societal context. The koloa includes items such as ngatu, fala and ta’aovala and is accompanied by responsive art pieces such as a wall-sized printed ngatu installation on paper.
Friday 11 March to Saturday 9 April
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