Darryn George speaks on the use of Te Reo in his work
For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week 2015, Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery invited five Māori artists to talk about the use of te reo in their work.
Related reading: Te Reo
6 February 2017
Five significant works of art that look to traditional Māori architecture to inform modernist and contemporary Māori art practice.
24 August 2008
The walls themselves become the artwork in Darryn George's new project. Stretching more than 50 metres and reaching from floor to ceiling, Pulse is an engulfing fusion of customary Māori art and contemporary abstract painting. Using intricate patterns, chanting rhythms and an eye-popping palette of red, black and white, George fills the hushed white cube of the Sutton Gallery with a continual pulse of light, language and pattern.
Jonathan Mane-Wheoki: teacher
There are some teachers you remember all your life: extraordinary individuals who view learning as a boundless source of energy, both for themselves and their students. This sort of teacher has not only total command of their subject, but an infectious enthusiasm for it that transmits itself to the minds of others. Teachers like this create advocates for their subject. They impart knowledge, but more importantly they show you a way of being in the world. It's a rare teacher who teaches you how to learn, but Jonathan Mane-Wheoki was one such individual.
Welcome – nau mai haere mai. Kei Te Ararau o Tangaroa / Pathways Across Oceania is an attempt to understand the Gallery’s collection from the perspective of our place in Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean. Full of stories of migration, connection and belonging, this huge new exhibition reflects the connections and tensions that shape our past, present and future.