WHAKAWHITI ĀRIA: TRANSMISSION exhibition at Te Manawa in the Manawatu

Artists’ exhibition a commentary on their own workImage

Maori artists Shane Cotton, Israel Tangaroa Birch and professor Robert Jahnke have joined together to produce a unique exhibition.

The idea came about after the trio were discussing how Maori knowledge in visual arts is disseminated through contemporary art practices. It was then the three artists decided to use their own work to demonstrate the concept.

“We chose to comment on each other’s artworks to create a show that provides a distinct point of view on the state of Maori art,” Birch said.

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Photo sourced from the Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History facebook page.