McCahon residency artist, Lisa Reihana presents Nga Hau e Wha, a series of evocative photographs that describe geographic locations, speak of familial connections and re-imagine Maori portraiture. Lisa Reihana graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University in 1987. Since then her practice has involved film, multimedia, photography, sculpture and time based art. She is widely acknowledged as a ‘Maori international’ with an extensive exhibition history. In 2008 Reihana produced ‘Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha’ a major art commission for Te Papa Tongarewa. Nga Hau e Wha is a further development from this arresting series produced during her stay at the McCahon studio in French Bay as the residency artist at the end of 2009.
Image: Lisa Reihana: West Wind. - detail
11 February - 11 April 2010