Two Taranaki andesite stone sculptures by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi were shown in the grounds. Born and raised in Tonga, Filipe immigrated to New Zealand in 1978 and has been a full-time artist since 1992. He lived in New Plymouth for over two decades and was one of the initiators of the biennial Taranaki Stone symposium, … Continue reading
“Te Kahu o patupaiarehe I tenei māra,” installation utilizing plants from the Otaki Forks Artspace property (harakeke, mamaku, ponga + other ferns) by Adrienne Spratt, Brenda Tuuta + Jenny from the Wānanga O Aotearoa in Palmerston North. They made two site specific installations weaving ferns, ponga and harakeke. The title refers to these cloaks as being … Continue reading
“Te Kahu o patupaiarehe I tenei mara,” installation utilizing plants from the property (harakeke, mamaku + other ferns) by Adrienne Spratt, Brenda Tuuta + Jenny from the Wānanga O Aotearoa in Palmerston North. They made two site specific installations weaving ferns, ponga and harakeke. Detail of the sculpture, “Lemon Squeezer” by Sen McGlinn … Continue reading
Today Elaine Bevan brought students in weaving with her from Te Wānanga O Raukawa and Adrienne Spratt came with her students in weaving from the Palmerston North, Wānanga O Aotearoa. Debra Bustin started work on a large ‘Te Kore’ dome – a detail of this is in the photograph. A cicada on one of Filipe … Continue reading
Stone Sculpture by Filipe Tohi in the Otaki Forks Artspace grounds. The lower sculpture (left) is carved in Andesite stone (here volcanic hard stone from Taranaki) is based on Lalava (ancient South Pacific forms of lashing). The sculpture above (top right) combines Andesite stone (volcanic hard stone from Taranaki) with stones from Taranki. Filipe Tohi … Continue reading
View showing work in progress by Michelle Backhouse (wire in centre) and Matt Pine (semi-circle on right).