The untold mining history of Banaba Ocean Island
Project Banaba by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa (Tabiang and Tabwewa) is a traveling multimedia installation that commemorates the history of Banaba, also known as Ocean Island in the Moana Pacific.
Te Kaneati is a presentation of Banaban arts, culture and heritage by Tāmaki Makaurau’s Banaban community, presented alongside the exhibition Project Banaba by artist Katerina Teaiwa (Tabiang and Tabwewa) highlighting the resilience of the diaspora.
This exhibition presents a series of landscape paintings made by Cora-Allan Wickliffe during her residency at Parehuia, which sits at number 67 Otītori Bay Road – a short but steep descent from Te Uru, toward the waters of the Manukau Harbour. Using paints harvested and processed from the local Waitākere whenua, the images are intimate studies of the land and a living archive of it, as well as visual journals of the artist’s stay.
Notes for tomorrow is an exhibition conceived by Independent Curators International (ICI), featuring artworks selected by curators from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this cultural moment of transition, each work is a source of inspiration from the recent past and a guiding perspective for the future.
Counting frames for a transient era by Wanda Gillespie presents a collection of her contemporary abaci to consider timelessness as a term of value given new meaning during the pandemic. Presented in the Te Uru window space, it offers passers-by a moment to reflect on the creation and measurement of value, and the need for its re-evaluation.
This exhibition celebrates the life and work of the late, self-taught ceramic artist, Robert Rapson, best known for his wonderfully wonky yet uncannily accurate sculptures of boats. Against The Tide reflects both Rapson’s passion for ships and his position outside the artistic status quo, and his clever and quirky way of looking at the world.