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11 May 2024

Karl Chitham in conversation about Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces

Russ Flat Otatara Pa
Layne Waerea, An unsuccessful attempt at chasing fog, 2012, (7 min 15 sec)
Kaaterina Kerekere Tuakana Teina
Kahurangiariki Smith, He Tangi Aroha—Mama Don’t Cry, 2019


Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi), Director of the Dowse Art Gallery, will be in conversation with Russ Flatt and Layne Waerea, two of the artists whose works feature in Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, an exhibition of Māori moving image works by some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists.

Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, features 20 individual moving image works by 9 artists shown consecutively as a looped presentation (total running time 1 hr 52 mins). Curated by Karl Chitham, for Te Tuhi, this programme of works is a snapshot of the unique perspectives Indigenous artists bring to the global stage and reflects the notion of envisaging Indigenous spaces, moments and possibilities that are yet to come into being.
Read more about the participating artists and the exhibition here.

The talk will be part of a special event at which Te Tuhi will announce the recipient of the 2024 Iris Fisher Scholarship and, at the same time, celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: Urban Legend, a solo exhibition by Bena Jackson, and Character Studies, by Lolani Dalosa, commissioned by Papatūnga for the Te Tuhi billboards.

Read more about the Iris Fisher Scholarship announcement here.

Read more about Bena Jackson’s exhibition Urban Legend here.

Read more about Lolani Dalosa’s exhibition Character Studies here.

Everyone is welcome to join in celebrating with artists and curators on Saturday 11 May from 4pm for speeches and shared kai.

Te Tuhi is open as usual during the Eastern Busway construction. 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga, is the best address to enter into navigation apps to guide you to the free parking at our door. Please call us on (09) 577 0138 if you have any questions.