PAEMANU: Tauraka Toi – A Landing Place
11 December 2021
Paemanu: Tauraka Toi - A Landing Place will occupy the foyer and the entire first floor of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and launches this Saturday with an open day starting at 10am. Join us to celebrate this remarkable exhibition and view works and performances by more than 40 Kāi Tahu artists.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
11am – 1pm: Whakawhanaukataka — meet the artists from Paemanu in the galleries
11am – 1pm: Kaihaukai Collective — Live Install, ODT gallery
Paemanu’s journey began with mana whenua and the placing of kōhatu in the gallery foyer. In the collection show Hurahia ana kā Whetū which opened in June, Ross Hemera and Cath Brown, the advance party, set the scene for the arrival of Paemanu: Tauraka Toi.
Paemanu Tauraka Toi - A Landing Place features newly commissioned works and ushers in a new generation of artists alongside well-established practitioners.
Co-curated by a team of senior Kāi Tahu contemporary artists and Paemanu trustees — Areta Wilkinson, Ayesha Green, Kiri Jarden, Lonnie Hutchinson, Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, Nathan Pōhio, Peter Robinson, Rachael Rakena, Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, Ross Hemera, Simon Kaan, and Vicki Lenihan.
Together, Hurahia ana kā Whetū and Paemanu: Tauraka Toi offer the largest institutional display of Kāi Tahu art ever presented.
[image: RACHAEL RAKENA Te Mana o te Wai – Ki uta, ki tai 2021 (Featuring Andre Taani and Maia Rakete-Gray) Film still. 16 channel film showing on the Gallery’s Big Wall. Courtesy of the artist]