Elizabeth Thomson's practice engages with science, imagination, culture, and fundamental questions about humanity’s place in nature and what citizenship means within this expanded realm. Cellular memory surveys these enquiries, attesting to Thomson’s life-long commitment to grappling with natural and human histories, as well as the lasting influence of her childhood in Titirangi.
Students from Kelston Intermediate explore connection to whenua and rangatiratanga through making with uku (clay), a medium with a long history of use in the Kelston area. In this collaborative exhibition, they present a collection of hand-coiled kaitiaki forms, and sculpted pūtangitangi (flute) instruments.
Whanganui photographer Tia Ranginui (Ngāti Hine Oneone) puts her own spin on patupaiarehe, sometimes described as Māori fairy folk. Said to live in the mountains and forests, away from people, in Ranginui’s work they are out and about in the Whanganui suburbs of Gonville and Castlecliff. They still conjure the mist, only now it's supplied by smoke machines and vapes.
Te Uru is delighted to present the Portage Ceramic Awards 2022. This annual award provides a vital platform to showcase the diversity of contemporary clay practices in Aotearoa.
Earth posters is the first presentation of a collaboration between writer Courtney Sina Meredith and artist Fiona Jack. The result is a merging of text and clay that captures an exchange between friends, and a moment in time.