Day 5: 60-80 visitors

Network no. 1 by Michelle Backhouse

Network no. 1 by Michelle Backhouse

Detail of "Domino Theory"  by Sen McGlinn

Detail of “Domino Theory” by Sen McGlinn


sculpture in the land – day two

Stone Sculpture by Filipe TohiStone 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
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”.

Works in progress by Matt Pine Works in progress by Matt Pine. These sculptures are part of a series of works on journeys and sails.

Brenda Tuuta, raranga weaver

Brenda Tuuta
Welcome to Brenda who is a last minute addition to the line up for “Kei Te Tārai O Te Whenua”

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.

Woven by Brenda Tuuta

Woven by Brenda Tuuta

Adrienne Spratt, raranga weaver in harakeke, pīngao + kiekie

Still from a video:  Adrienne SprattBorn:
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.

Still from a two minute video made by The South Pacific Art Company (watch this on youtube) who represent her work in Ireland and the U.K.

Cloak by Adrienne Spratt, 2007

Cloak by Adrienne Spratt, 2007. Collection of Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Wellington, Aotearoa | New Zealand.
Materials: flax, copper alloy, thread, aniline dye

Dimensions: 900 (Height) x 650 (Width) x 50 mm.

Woven object by Adrienne Spratt, 2011

Woven object by Adrienne Spratt, 2011

2013:  “Arohaehae, Raranga, Whiri, Whatu – Adrienne Spratt”
Review of her exhibition at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae.
15 Nov – 15 Dec 2013.

2009: “Tūhura”
group exhibition at Gallery 118, 118 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London, U.K.

Matt Pine, sculpture, installations, reliefs and paintings

Matt Pine, 2012, in front of one of his relief works. Photograph: Sonja van Kerkhoff.

Matt Pine, 2012, in front of one of his relief works.

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.

Matt with some of his sculpture at Tangimoana, January 2011.

Matt with some of his sculpture at Tangimoana, January 2012. Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012

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.

Sculpture based around his Maori Battelion series

Sculpture based from his Maori Battelion series.
Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012.

Minimalist sculpture by Matt Pine

Minimalist sculpture by Matt Pine.
Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012

See more of Matt’s sculpture:
1991: the Civic Centre, Wellington

2006: Trapwork 6 (Hinaki) at Brickbay Sculpture