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 who now lives in Auckland was one of the founders of the Te Kupenga international stone sculpture symposium which is held every two years in New Plymouth.
Rubbish Blooms – “The Steve” and “The Joy” by Sonja van Kerkhoff. Each ‘flower’ is made from the rubbish donated by the person or family it is named after.
“The Steve” is an arrangement of 9 milk containers while “The Joy” are discarded rubber gloves complemented with bunches of bubble plastic.
Sonja’s 2013 collection of “Rubbish Blooms”.
Iwi: Ngati Mutunga; Moriori
I have been weaving for fourteen years now and started my raranga journey with kaiako Adrienne Spratt at Kapiti Island. This meeting has led to starting my Masters in Maori Visual Arts this year.
I am presently a Raranga Kaiako at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Papaioea (Palmerston North) and love every minute of it. It is great to be working with a medium I am so passionate about and to be surrounded by like-minded people.
1966, Paraparaumu, Aotearoa | New Zealand and is of Czechoslovakian, Irish and Scottish descent.
She lives in Waikanae.
Degree in Māori Visual Arts (Massey University) Palmerston North, 2013.
2013: “Arohaehae, Raranga, Whiri, Whatu – Adrienne Spratt”
Review of her exhibition at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae.
15 Nov – 15 Dec 2013.
1941, Whanganui, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi,
Te Atiawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa
Lives in Tangimoana
Ilam School of Arts, Christchurch,
B.F.A. Elam, Auckland.
Hornsey College of Art, London + Central School of Art & Craft, London.
He lived in the UK between 1963 – 1974 where he became influenced by British Constructivism.
He returned to New Zealand in 1974, using materials such as rough saw timber and stone in minimalist works that engaged with Māori culture. Pine’s work is predominantly abstract minimal construction / deconstruction sculpture incorporating a variety of media including wood, plastic, metal, stone, glass, cast aluminium and digital. He is also known for his paintings (acrylic and enamel), drawing and digital documentation.
Frances Hodgkins Fellow, Dunedin
From 1999 to 2006, Matt Pine ran the Te Wa/the Space Gallery in Whanganui with over 80 shows featuring over 800 artists involving over 90 sponsors and 25 patrons. Since then he has been working on the Te Wa Sculpture Park at his residence in Tangimoana. In 2011 he established a small gallery space in The Gap, 101, Broadway, in Palmerston North.
See more of Matt’s sculpture:
1991: the Civic Centre, Wellington