Please join us for a free afternoon talk with artist Emily Karaka, in conversation with Paul Majurey, the Chair of the T?puna Maunga Authority (2014-present), and Te W?rena Taua, an original board member of the T?puna Maunga Authority. This discussion will respond to Karaka's exhibition Matariki Ring of Fire which centers on the Matariki star cluster and the fourteen T?puna Maunga of the T?maki Makaurau region.
Looking to the Ng? Mana Whenua o T?maki Makaurau Collective Redress Act, which in 2014 saw the T?puna Maunga returned to the thirteen iwi and hap? of Ng? Mana Whenua o T?maki Makaurau, the speakers will explore the enduring significance of these taonga to iwi, and how their historical, spiritual, ancestral and cultural significance is being upheld for generations to come under the T?puna Maunga Authority.
Paul Majurey (Marut??hu) is an iwi leader, independent director and senior lawyer, and chairs the T?puna Maunga Authority.
Te W?rena Taua is Executive Chair, Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust, and was Ethnologist at Auckland Museum from 1984 to 1996. He is currently undertaking a PhD on the T?puna Maunga of T?maki Makaurau and is a key advisor to this exhibition.
Emily Karaka has Ng?puhi and Waikato-Tainui affiliations. Karaka is one of Aotearoa’s most senior artists. She has been exhibiting her work for more than forty years, and through it advocating for kaitiakitanga and tino rangatiratanga as these values weave through the history and lands of Aotearoa.
Image: Emily Karaka, Matariki Ring of Fire, 2022. Installation view, courtesy of the artist and Te Uru. By Sam Hartnett.
Sunday 11 September, 2pm