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03 April 2024 —
24 May 2024

Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces
- presented at Te Tuhi

Kaaterina Kerekere, Takuahiroa (video still), 2019. Image courtesy of the artist


Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, presented at Te Tuhi, is an exhibition of Māori moving image works by some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 3 April to Friday 24 May 2024.

The 20 individual moving image works by 10 artists will be shown consecutively as a continuous looped presentation. The total running time of the presentation of all 20 works is 1 hour, 51 minutes and 8 seconds.

This expansive selection of moving image works by Māori artists reflects the notion of envisaging Indigenous spaces, moments and possibilities that are yet to come into being. Curated by Karl Chitham, Director Dowse Art Museum for Te Tuhi, this programme of works is a snapshot of the unique perspectives Indigenous artists bring to the global stage.

→ About the artists and curator

The following works will be available to view onsite at Te Tuhi in Pakuranga from 3 April - 24 May 2024:

Russ Flatt, Te Ahua, Te Wa, Te Atea, 2022, (8min)

Layne Waerea, Uninvited Visitor, 2020, (2 min 43 sec)

Layne Waerea, An unsuccessful attempt at chasing fog, 2012, (7 min 15 sec)

Layne Waerea, Instructional Video: How to Catch Free Air, 2012, (1 min 21 sec)

Layne Waerea, (Waiting for) Free Rain, 2014, (20 sec)

Layne Waerea, Clouds for sale: Buy one, get one free (De-install) Aug 22, 2013, 2013, (53 sec)

Rangituhia Hollis, Oho Ake, 2016, (10min 9 sec)

Kahurangiariki Smith, He Tangi Aroha—Mama Don’t Cry, 2019, (15min 57 sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Manu does Matariki, 2022, (2mins 26sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Taonga Talkback TV - Episode One: Statue bro (gov grey), 2020, (1min 24sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Taonga Talkback TV - Episode Three: Statue bro (gov ham), 2020, (1min 16sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Taonga Talkback TV - Episode Two: Miss Tiki, 2020, (24sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Taonga Talkback TV - Episode Four: Good Golly, 2020, (1min 48sec)

Suzanne Tamaki, Taonga Talkback TV - Episode Five: Plastic Māori, 2020, (1min 32sec) 

Bridget Reweti, Ziarah, 2019, (10 min)

Jamie Berry, Hiwa i te Rangi, 2020, (16min 17 sec)

Jamie Berry, Wai whakaika, 2022, (2 min 23 sec)

Keri-Mei Zagrobelna, Te Pito, 2023, (9 min 24 sec)

Kaaterina Kerekere, Takuahiroa, 2019, (3min 15sec)

Reuben Paterson, Te Maiea, 2020, (4min 30sec)

A similar selection of these works are being shown on 3 April 2024 as part of the 2024 film screening programme in Spazju Kreattiiv, Malta. Click here for more information 

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.