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Kei whea te Aute

17/02/23  to 06/04/23
10am to 4pm 18th February to 6th April
Given the name 'Kei whea te Aute', the exhibition pays tribute to knowledge holders and reciters of the acclaimed Mooteatea (Maaori lament or chant) by continuing their legacy in exhibition form.


Apr 11, 2023

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Jan 11, 2023

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Art , Cultural , Exhibition ,




The Homestead Galleries, Corban Estate Arts Centre


Auckland ,

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Corban Estate Arts Centre
Jan 10, 2023

Through a varied new body of work, a r a p e t a  presents a passageway into the revival of Aute (paper mulberry, Broussonetia papyifera), from their ringaringa (creative hands) in woodwork and performance. Kei whea te Aute seeks to re-envision Aute genealogies as Wawata (Dreams) in the form of Kanikani (Dance and interactive performance), Patu Aute (Wooden Tapa beaters) and Papa Aute (Wooden Tapa Anvil).

Unpacking and embracing the Ngaati Whanaunga performing structure of Whare Tapere (sites of story-telling), a r a p e t a  meditates through the process of storytelling through their own whakapapa (ancestral lineages). Given the name Kei whea te Aute, the exhibition pays tribute to the acclaimed Mōteatea (Māori lament or chant) continuing their legacy as a Wawata in exhibition form.

Kei whea te Aute