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Listening to the Land

September 2019

My dearest friends from near and far, it is with great pleasure and excitement I'd like to share with you the arrival of:

"Listening to the Land: An Exploration of Connection to Place"

showing from 2nd October - 27th October 2019,
Wednesday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm,
37 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

It's a very special exhibition that my friends Sally Hikaka, Hugh Cargill and I have created together over the past year.

We share a deep love and connection for Taranaki, and all our artworks in this exhibition are talking of this connection to place. Naturally muka will be featured a lot, accompanied by other local fibres, plants, stones, wood, paper, water and much more.

We will be present in the gallery as long as the exhibition is on. Please feel warmly invited to pop in and connect with us, our work and the land.

If Taranaki is too far away from where you are, you can still become part of our story on this page or 

Facebook or Instagram

or follow us on Instagram #listeningtotheland2019

Excited to take you on this journey! 💚

 

Update October 2019

I will keep on posting in detail about my pieces from the exhibition. Till then here are some snapshots.

Image 1: detail of "Hanging in There", hand spun muka & mohair (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods) 

 

Image 2: detail of "Hanging in There", charred kareao (Supplejack vine / Ripogonum scandens), hand spun muka & mohair (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods) 

 

Image  3: detail of "Layers of Time", muka in a glass vessel (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods)

For more about this artwork check out my blogpost from November 2019: "Layers of Time" 

 

 

Image 4: detail of "Layers of Time", photographs of muka in a glass vessel, connected by hand spun muka yarn.

For more about this artwork check out my blog post from November 2019: "Layers of Time" 

 

Image 5: detail of "The Gift We Receive, The Gift We Return", hand spun muka yarn

 

 

Image 6: detail of "The Gift We Receive, The Gift We Return", hand spun muka yarn, Taranaki andesite bowl, andesite pebble, soil

 

Image 7: detail of "Song of the Heart", local fibres (muka, wool, mohair), dyed with harakeke seed pods and toatoa, handspun on wire

 

Image 8: detail of "Beauty and the Beast", photographs of Taranaki andesite & hand spun muka / possum yarn (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods), printed on fine art paper - Limited Edition 1/10.

For more about the yarn check out my blogpost from July 2019: "Beauty and the Beast - a Conceptual yarn"

 

Image 9: detail of "Beauty and the Beast", woven hand spun muka and muka / possum yarn (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods.

For more about the yarn check out my blog post from July 2019: "Beauty and the Beast - a Conceptual Yarn"

 

Image 10: detail of "Same, same but different", variety of fibres (including plant dyed wool, mohair, silk & muka) hand spun on wire.

For more about this artwork check out my blog post from September 2018: "Same same, but different"

 

Image 11: detail of "From the Deep", hand spun muka dyed with harakeke seed pods.

For more about this artwork check out my blogpost from June 2018: "From the Deep"

 


 

Please also check out Sally's blog where she writes beautyfully about our exhibition, her art practice and more.

http://www.pirihirajames.com/blog/listening-to-the-land-an-exploration-of-connection-to-place     







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