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The Incubator Gallery

Darlene Walters - Kōrari Collective Exhibition

As part of our Matariki program of exhibitions The Incubator Creative Hub has the privilege of presenting Darlene Walters Kōrari Collective Exhibition.

Darlene Walters - Kōrari Collective Exhibition
Darlene Walters - Kōrari Collective Exhibition

Time & Location

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08 Jun 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Incubator Gallery, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About the event

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 Whanau. 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 - 22nd June. 9am – 2pm

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

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

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