Tarika Sabherwal

Tarika Sabherwal (b. 1995, Kolkata) is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her practice is rooted in Hindu folklore, in search of a way to remember and carry forward alternate interpretations while abandoning patriarchal narratives formalised in society. Her re-imagined paintings act as spiritual portals or mirrors, exploring the concept of multiple selves and multiple lived experiences through the past, present and future simultaneously. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL in 2018. Recent exhibitions include; Ragini and her nine wives (2024) at RM Gallery, Yahaan (2024) at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Re-imagined Devotion (2023) at The Window Gallery, Kiss Taraf (2023) at The Art Paper, Tāmaki Makaurau; Day Dreamers (2023) at Bruce, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Brendon Leung

Brendon Leung is a represented artist at the Trish Clark Gallery and is based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Leung is the recent recipient of the Karekare House Residency 2022 and is best known for exploring the correlations between materiality, process, and meaning inspired by a mixture of his cultural heritage being of South East Asian descent, as well as other influences. Leung’s work investigates the relationships between the qualities of found materials, interior spaces, and emotional spaces that come together in his painting practice.

Numangatini MacKenzie

Interdisciplinary artist Numangatini Mackenzie works in graf, tatau and mixed media installation. His practice centres on the exploration of urban space and the processes of building connections to his Pacific heritage and people. His research engages with literature on Oceanic art, museum collections as well as collaborations with living practitioners of art forms ranging from tatau, painting and spoken word to voyaging/navigation and street art.

Numa often responds to these experiences and sites of investigation through large public graf installations, performance and printmaking. He is actively involved in cultural heritage projects, performative acti.VA.tions, research and community development in New Zealand, where he is now based,  and the Cook Islands.

Tira Walsh

Tira Walsh (Ngāti Wairere) is a contemporary painter living in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her practice focuses on translating the complex and clashing physical sensations of the being in the world, drawing influence from cinema, popular music and everyday life. Walsh has begun to accrue a notable exhibition history since graduating with a Master of Creative Practice from Unitec in 2018. In 2019, Walsh was awarded the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award, receiving a three-month residency at Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland and was also selected for the Karekare Residency for 2021. In 2022, her work was featured in the group shows Te Pō at Parnell Project Space and Ata koia! at Te Tuhi. Walsh is represented by Two Rooms Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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