Please join me and Māori Sonic Weaver Whaia Whaea for our 'Sacred Sonics workshop'. You will feel wonderful afterwards and your voice may become part of the next iteration of my artwork 'Touching the Mauri' (2018) which is a multi-projection immersive AV installation.
I am going to be working on a short film with Chris Denaro which we hope to have finished by 2020 (when I turn 50!)
We developed the concept for the project in 2017 when our friend Robyn Wright was staying with us and have finally organised our lives so we can schedule time to get it done.
Exhibition title: “He kākano āhau” which translates to “I am a seed”
It is from an ancient Māori proverb (whakataukī) that is well known throughout all Māori tribes in New Zealand.
“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rāngiatea”
“I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea”
The concept of He Kākano is that of growth, development and expansion, the seed represents greatness. Even before the seed is planted it has the inherent potential to grow into an enormous tree.
Great conference - terrific to connect with other academics working in screen studies and also see the University where my father and other family and friends studied.
Check out my presentation on 'Constructing nature: Trans-Tasman resonances and uncanny monstrosities'
Wow! I have always wanted to get on this list! In this eNewsletter which arrived in my inbox this morning Louise Bourgeois and the amazing Juz Kitson exhibitions are also listed - as well as many other amazing people and places like this image from the Whitney. Thank you Brenda May and Art.Base! :D
Click link to see Brenda May's invite for Saturday's opening
Very happy and excited to see that 'Bellmore: Roots' (2015) will be going on tour for the next 12 months with the 2016 Flying Arts QRAA exhibition. 'The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.