A postscript to last week’s exhibition posting: there’s more to visit in the lower North Island. At Masterton’s Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Whakatau Miromiro showcases Terri Te Tau’s embroidery on linen. The work “was created in conversation with Māori and Pacifika scientists who shared whakataukī around particular species they work with and the relationships revealed through those whakataukī”. It’s on until 21 March, and the gallery promises more textile shows for later in the year: we’ll keep you updated.
Further up the road, Viv Davy’s From Out of the Blue Gallery in Opunake offers Dreaming of the Future, Selected works by New Zealand members of The Surface Design Association. The works on show include Stella Lange’s masks (as seen in the latest Context) as well as others by artists from Taranaki, Rotorua and Dunedin. Although it’s only on until 15 February, the gallery website links to an online version, and will include online artist talks and studio visits.
(If anyone who gets to see these would like to review the exhibition for Context, please let us know.)