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05 March 2011 —
01 May 2011

Pūrākau

Pūrākau, 2011 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Pūrākau, 2011 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Pūrākau, 2011 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Pūrākau, 2011 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Yescka (ASARO), Hun Nal Ye, First Maize Seed, in the Beginning of Time.
Arturo Meade, I Sing, Therefore I Suffer.
Carlos Pez, To be Cortes Does not Prevent One from Being Courageous…
Eric Silva Blay, Twelve Laps Around the Ceiba.
Michele Miyares Hollands, Origin of the poisonous maiden plum or guao plant.
Giselle Monzón Calero, Cafunga.
Xavier Meade, 100% Pure New Zealand.
Denis O
Natalie Robertson, The Duke, His Hat, The Chief and His Feather.
Claudio Sotolongo Menéndez, Flew Away like Matias Perez!.

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Ancestral lessons are retold in the international poster project Pūrākau. The exhibition brings together twelve leading artists from Cuba, Mexico and Aotearoa New Zealand to exchange indigenous myths and legends through poster design. Taking its cue from Cuban Revolution poster design, works in the exhibition use bold graphic imagery to convey each culture's pūrākau, a Māori term meaning ‘lessons for life’.

Pūrākau is curated by Waikato-based artist Xavier Meade together with Cuban curator Flor de Lis López Hernández and includes work by Denis O'Connor, Natalie Robertson, Michael Reed, Claudio Sotolongo Menéndez, Giselle Monzón Calero, Michele Miyares Hollands, Eric Silva, Mario & Yesca, Arturo Meade and Carlos Pez.

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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