OMG'S: MAORI GODS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
21 May 2016 - 24 July 2016 | Mitre 10 Mega Create Gallery
In conjunction with Matariki, Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre will feature artist Norm Heke's 'OMG Maori Gods of the 21st century'. This exhibition features large-scale portraits depicting pivotal characters in the foundational stories that underpin Māori culture created using 3D and flip effect (lenticular) technology. Narratives are presented simultaneously in the past and the present day with pivotal characters in Māori whakapapa (genealogy) highlighted starting from the very beginning of time through to the discovery of Aotearoa. This looks at the New Zealand legends using the legendary characters in the exhibition to develop the relevance to today’s society ie: conservation, family, wars, politics.
ARTIST TALK & TOUR: NORM HEKE
Sunday 19 June 2016 | 1pm
Join artist Norm Heke as he shares insights into his work.
FREE | no booking required