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Darlene Walters - Kōrari Collective Exhibition

Friday 07 June to Saturday 29 June 2024

PRICES

Free

WHEN

Fri 07 June to Sat 29 June

WHERE

The Incubator Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga

Darlene’s pieces are Handwoven Muka Fibre (Harakeke) inspired by the natural beauty of Muka and traditional methods of weaving in which her Ancestors have woven, with some of her pieces having a twist of contemporary weaving. She has been inspired by her Whakapapa and Matariki through my weaving journey.

Ko Tu Kohatu raua ko Whakarara nga maunga
Ko Wainui te moana
Ko Ngamoko te awa
Ko Ngāti Kahu toku iwi
Ko Ngāti Ruamahue toku hapū
Ko Wainui toku Marae
Ko Höne Wati Haare toku tupuna tane
Ka mutu, ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a-Tia te roto
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa toku iwi
Ko Nukuhau Pa raua ko Oruanui oku marae
Ko Ngāti Rauhoto raua ko Te Kapa-o-Te-Rangiita-ki-Oruanui oku hapu
Ko Rangikahukino Chase-Walters toku tupuna wahine
Ko Johnny Walters toku koroua
No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tenä koutou katoa.

Darlene’s passion for weaving began once her and her family returned to Aotearoa after living in Australia. She started her journey trying to learn her Whakapapa and connection to who she was as a Māori, her influence is whānau. She was introduced to weaving by her uncle Jackie.

Whilst showing her a Korowai and Kakahu he had made, he commented "you should make one" and that planted the seed for her passion.

This exhibition will be open and part of Matariki at the village Whānau Day - 22 June 9am – 2pm

Opening preview Friday 7 June, 5:30-7:00pm. Everyone welcome. Cash bar available.

On display in The Incubator Creative Hub Gallery from 8 June to  29 June 2024, 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

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