Gallery Director Toni MacKinnon has curated a selection of works from digital and photographic artists with connections to Hawke’s Bay. These include Nova Paul, Richard Brimer, Joyce Campbell, Mark Smith, Deborah Smith, Rakai Karaitiana, Juliet Carpenter and Helena Hughes.
Co-curated by Gregory O'Brien and Sarjeant Gallery curator Greg Donson See What I Can See is a celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention – the camera – the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it. Toured by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Alcove: 6 May - 18 June | Artist Makareta Tātare creates works based on kōwhaiwhai, using repetition of Māori patterns and symbols. Tātare portrays the origins of kōwhaiwhai by describing its arrival from Hawaiiki, the land Māori are said to have migrated from hundreds of years ago. Tātare says that “By going back to traditional art forms and bringing them into the contemporary world, we can truly see the evolution of identity”.