BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED the exhibition opening event for 'Māori Modern' in Perth, Western Australia. We are grateful that the tickets for this special event were all sold out, and we look forward to bringing more events like this to our Perth audience in years to come.
This exhibition is just one of many more!
Special thanks to Tiffany Andrews of Nga Puhi Photography who captured some of these images for us. Thank you also to The Sound Temple for hosting this event and making all our guests feel welcome.
Thank you to all TEN ARTISTS, including Robyn Kahukiwa, Darryl DLT Thomson, Miriama Grace-Smith, Pikihuia Haenga, Komako Silver, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Nerys Baker, Leon Hohepa, Jerome Kavanagh and Taryn Beri who made their work available for this exhibition.
We are always thrilled to present the work of our artists to new audiences.
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The incredible film installations by Komako Silver and Pikihuia Haenga were only showing at the special opening event, and will not be showing throughout the duration of the exhibition which is still open by appointment until 10TH FEBRUARY. Please contact The Sound Temple directly to arrange your time to view the exhibition prior to it closing.
Samples of some of the spoken word poetry that was performed at the opening event, can be read here, here and here.
Feedback about this exhibition opening from exhibition go-ers:
"You created a real feel with your exhibition and made it into a complete sensory experience with the music, the haunting films, the many different styles of 2D art, the carved bone instruments the singing and the provocative heart felt poetry - you guys are doing it - I was loving it and our lives are better for it - until we meet gain."
"Yesterday my hubby and I attended an art exhibition displaying art work from artists of Toi Tangata at the beautiful Sound Temple in Sawyers Valley. Our presenters were outstanding. It started with a powhiri and a lovely welcoming karanga. Our overall experience was fantastic! The art work was beautiful, the presenters engaging, the owners of The Sound Temple so welcoming and friendly. We met many new and interesting people that had a wide range of talents. I'm hoping this will become a annual event and one I would highly recommend everyone attending. Its wonderful that an event such as this could be brought to our community."
You can view this hilarious, politically motivated 15 min film installation below, by the amazing Pikihuia Haenga titled 'NOT IN MY POT' which was shown at the special 'Māori Modern' exhibition opening event.
You can also view the two beautiful film installations featured at the exhibition opening event, by Komako Silver, below.