Lisa Reihana's Wog Features and A Māori Dragon Story
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Bringing you two early animated films from this pioneering Māori artist for Waitangi Day and the weekend following—newly remastered: Wog Features (1990) and A Māori Dragon Story (1995).
Always fresh, funky and representing, Reihana’s work as a multimedia artist and wahine toa is fabulous—no wonder she has been named a key artist of the decade. (23 minutes)
Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāi Tū) has work in this year’s Toronto Biennial, and represented Aotearoa New Zealand in 2017 at the Venice Biennale. In Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015) was nominated for the 2016 Walters Prize, and her work has featured in important group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Reihana was awarded an Arts Laureate Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand in 2014; the Te Tohu Toi Ke Te Waka Toi Maori Arts Innovation Award from Creative New Zealand in 2015; and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2018.
Wog Features is in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and A Māori Dragon Story is in the collection of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. These screenings are supported by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund.