Party in Piha is an exhibition of photographs by 97-year-old Titirangi photographer, Arne Loot, which document the legendary full-moon beach parties that took place in the remote coastal settlement of Piha in the 1960s. It has been created from a series of original proof sheets that Loot used to make for young party-host, Brian Rainger.
Te Uru is delighted to present the latest iteration of Māori Moving Image. Examining photographs, texts and oral histories, the exhibition will portray the resilience and continuation of m?tauranga M?ori through a selection of moving image works by artists whose practices examine ‘the archive’.
Recent Karekare Residency artist Sena Park presents a neon work in Te Uru’s street front window, based on the casual Korean word ‘hi’. Annyeong came from Park’s experiences in Mongolia when she participated in the 5th Land Art Mongolia Biennial in 2018. The neon work — in Korean but written in English — captures the many contrasts of Park’s life that her visit to Mongolia revealed.
Marti Friedlander (1928–2016) - one of New Zealand’s most outstanding and influential photographers - made portraits of artists, writers, potters, actors, film makers and musicians from 1959 to 2015. This was a conscious project on her part, initially motivated by her belief that creative people in the arts did not receive the public recognition they deserved from mainstream New Zealand society.
Mercury in retrograde: clay, earth, mud and ceramics brings together four artists working dynamically with the grounding materials of the earth. Artists Iza Lozano, Zhu Ohmu, Maia McDonald, and Te Ara Minhinnick present works that embrace, innovate and invert the practice of ceramics, challenging traditional notions and broadening our understanding of clay as an ever-contemporary material.