What's on at Taupō Museum
Ko Taupō Te Moana - Contemporary works by Tūwharetoa artists
December 21 2019 to February 17 2020
Taupō Museum is excited and honoured to bring together an exhibition about our moana, Taupō-Nui-ā-Tia, with new art works created by fifteen contemporary Tūwharetoa artists. This will be the first time in over twenty years that Tūwharetoa artists have been brought together to exhibit collectively as Ngāti Tūwharetoa, and the work will be displayed in a variety of mediums from carving and weaving, to video, painting, sculpture and more.
The artists include:
Rangi Hetet, Veranoa Hetet, Te Maari Gardiner, Delanie Brown, Haki Williams, Kingi Pitiroi, Vanessa Williams, Reweti Arapere, Natasha Keating, Henriata Nicholas, Hayz Isherwood, Mikaere Gardiner, Ria Te Uira Paki, Tautahanga Rameka and Kahumako Rameka.
The ‘Ko Taupō Te Moana’ exhibition draws inspiration from the pepeha of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, which refers to the landscape and moana as an integral feature of identity. This exhibition serves to celebrate and acknowledge the lake/moana that feeds, nourishes, and nurtures us and to which many nations and people travel from near and far.
An exhibition presented by Taupō Museum and Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.
Curated by Piata Winitana-Murray.
7pm Sunday, January 19 2020
French-Canadian band, who recently went through a name change, from Les Poules a Colin (translated as Colin's Hens) to Rosier (Rosebush), are touring New Zealand and we are lucky enough to host them for a night here at Taupo Museum.
Their music can be described as Quebec folk, along with a mix of indie, jazz, pop, bluegrass and contemporary styles. Taupo Museum has great acoustics perfect for this band.
Rosier will be supported by the popular local duo 'Jersey Bob and Our Monika'.
Tickets are available for $20 from Eventfinda or $25 at the door on the night, but only if it doesn't sell out beforehand.