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Mā te horo nuku ka tūrangawaewae ai koe, To stand in place of the landscape

4 Nov 2022 to 11 Dec 2022
Opening Fri 4 Nov 6pm, then showing daily 10am-4pm
Through a collection of intuitive landscape paintings, multi-disciplinary artist Dr Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge (Ngāti Maniapoto) explores her connection to whenua as intertwined with her own whakapapa.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Corban Estate Arts Centre
Address: 
2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland 0612
Region: 
Auckland

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Through a collection of intuitive landscape paintings, multi-disciplinary artist Dr Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge (Ngāti Maniapoto) explores her connection to whenua as intertwined with her own whakapapa. Within a suite of found ornate frames, she incorporates exuberant colours and layered compositions to present abstract interpretations of the land that she calls home in both Aotearoa and Australia.
In her new body of work, Dr Mansbridge reframes tropes from classical Western painting genres that she reclaims for deeply personal storytelling, creating assemblages of place and home. Brought together with a distinct iconography, Mā te horo nuku ka tūrangawaewae ai koe, To stand in place of the landscape, explores how whenua assumes an awareness of belonging for Māori in spirituality and identity, from near and afar.

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Corban Estate Arts Centre

17 Oct 2022

Corban Estate Arts Centre is home to the Homestead Galleries and Gallery Shop, over 20 Resident Artist studios and high-profile Arts Organisations, a unique collection of venues for hire and the popular Coffee Studio cafe.