ROBYN KAHUKIWA – Maumahara: RememberBy Helen Tristram 5th March 2011
A major exhibition of Robyn Kahukiwa`s works, as part of the NZ International festival of the Arts, is a coup for the Mahara Gallery..
Many of her artworks are held in major galleries and private collections.
Born in Australia, Robyn made New Zealand her home at the age of 19 and now lives on the Kapiti Coast
Robyn is a self- taught Maori artist with a national and international reputation.
She taught art at Mana College, Porirua, New Zealand from 1972 to 1982.
This exhibition by curator Hinemoa Hilliard, is a significant collection of work produced over 40 years and includes Robyn`s latest major work, Resistance/Te Tohenga
It is an impressive collection of 38 artworks and some of her many much-loved children`s books.
The artworks are colourful and shocking, joyful and sad, – and all make a major statement.
With titles such as Trick or Treaty, Whanau is Forever, and Once There was Seafood in Abundance, – this exhibition has a powerful and emotional effect.
There was a full house this week for a floor talk about the exhibition, by Hinemoa Hilliard.
Robyn Kahukiwa and curator Hinemoa Hilliard will be at the Mahara Gallery to sign copies of the exhibition catalogue on April 20th, 11am till noon
– The Kapiti Coast is lucky to be able to host this wonderful exhibition which is on until April 29th.