Saturday, March 31 to Friday, April 20
Exhibition 31 March to 20 April 2018 - Whakawhanaungatanga is a Māori Story depicting the interconnectedness of us all through the mediums of Carving and Weaving.
This exhibtiion will begin on the corner of Helwick and Ardmore Sts, with a public performance of wero (spear challenge) and haka by local Maori businessman Joe Waide of WanaHaka, followed by a hongi of our invited guests.
If you would like a personal invite to hear the full story in the gallery, then call into the gallery itself, or telephone/text Lyz (021 216 2151) to request a ticket by Wednesday 27th March.
Cherry Peeti-Tapurau will be explaining the story of Māori that she has depicted through her carvings presented in her unique corporate level pou. Her smaller works are wearable tāonga (treasures) and also have a korero explaining their creation. A fascinating tale and major cultural experience, I wish you all could hear.
Selina Mary Wakefield is a curator Māori tāonga and is now publicly debuting her art of cloak weaving after many years of private success.
All items will be on sale, and uploaded onto our website www.wanakagallery.com on Saturday 31 March, whilst 5% of sales will be donated to Breastscreen Aotearoa in honour of Cherry's survival of several cancer battles and in thanks to them for that early detection.
We are blessed to be able to share these talented wahines' vision and passion through the art-form of carving and weaving.
Upstairs 4 Helwick Street, Wanaka, New Zealand