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MATARIKI 2020

Amber Smith Brett Rangitaawa Paora Tiatoa Paula Coulthard Rebecca Larsen Shane Morris Wiremu Barriball

MATARIKI 2020

Matariki 2020 is set to be an exciting time across Aotearoa. Much of Wellington city will come together to reflect, celebrate and renew. Matariki festivals will range from events, exhibitions, performances and opportunities to learn more about Māori tikanga and culture. Here at ORA we are celebrating the 7 days of Matariki by showcasing 7 diverse and talented kiwi artists. As legend tells, Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother) used to lie in a tight embrace with their children stuck in the darkness between them. Their tamariki (children) were torn on whether to separate their parents, as their parting...

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ON THE WALL

Peter Latham

ON THE WALL

During the late 80’s Peter Latham dreamt of becoming a landscape photographer as he would capture the incredible scenery on his Canon T70. Peter realised his dream after a bicycle expedition touring New Zealand’s beautiful and rugged South Island. He spent the following years travelling the world as a photographer on cruise ships, until returning home to New Zealand in 2003, where he began experimenting with images on canvas. 

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MEET THE ARTIST

Jane Blackmore

MEET THE ARTIST

Wellington based artist Jane Blackmore has been painting florals and landscapes for over twenty years. Jane’s work invites us to reflect, feeling the calm, emotional intensity and assuredness of her unashamedly spiritual work.

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CONNECTION EXHIBITION

Jay Lloyd Lee Gutterson Paula Coulthard

CONNECTION EXHIBITION

‘Connection’ a group exhibition featuring work by three fantastic New Zealand contemporary artists Jay Lloyd of Koa Bronze, Lee Gutterson & Paula Coulthard.   Postponed due to the lockdown, this exhibition is available to view and purchase online. JAY LLOYD based on Waiheke Island moved from South Africa in 2010 where he established his own studio and foundry. Jay does a variety of work from jewellery to sculpture and is exhibited throughout New Zealand and in private collections worldwide. "Bronze is one of the oldest materials worked extensively by man, yet it has retained its mystery throughout the ages."LEE GUTTERSON grew up...

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ON THE WALL

Sofia Minson

ON THE WALL

Sofia Minson: Indigenous Art on the World Stage Inspired by her Ngāti Porou Māori, English, Swedish and Irish heritage, Sofia paints striking and sacred art.For Sofia, making art is about connecting our modern human experience with the wisdom of our ancestors.With each brushstroke, Sofia explores powerful themes that are both deeply personal and profoundly universal; of Māori mythology, Mana Wahine (Divine Feminine), and the mana (integrity) of generations past. Hine-nui-te-pō limited edition print by Sofia MinsonRegular archival print on paper 805 x 500mmEdition of 95Unframed $950Framed $1,950 I drew visual inspiration for this portrait from dozens of black and white 19th...

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