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Thu, 11 Jul


The Incubator Gallery

He Tangata – An Exhibition by Hayley Smith, Whaea Whenua.

Everyday People here in Tauranga Moana by Hayley Smith. Drawing on years of research inspired by Tauranga's landmarks and events, Hayley has crafted an original contemporary character base, that reflects the essence of the community and depict local history.

He Tangata – An Exhibition by Hayley Smith, Whaea Whenua.
He Tangata – An Exhibition by Hayley Smith, Whaea Whenua.

Time & Location

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11 Jul 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

About the event

The art showcases cultural treasures passed down through generations.   Portraying some of the stories of our local history and features within our   Moana, detailing taonga tuku iho ; gifts left for us to share; to be retold   using an effective metallic palette - acrylic on canvas.

This collection is a testament to the   vibrant life and rich heritage of our community. The palette captures the essence of our   land, reflecting the sunlight that dances on the waters of Tauranga Moana. Through this artwork, Hayley aims to honour   the spirit of our ancestors and celebrate the diverse tapestry of people who   call this place home. The pieces invite viewers to engage with the stories   and to find their own connections within the layers.

Let us continue to share our taonga   tuku iho, ensuring that the spirit of Tauranga Moana thrives for generations to come.

Kia Ora Koutou

Ko Mauao Te Maunga , Ko Tauranga te   Moana

Ko Ngai Te Rangi , Ngati Ranginui nga   Iwi

Ko Ngati Hangarau, Te Whanau a   Ruataupare oku hapu

Ko Hayley Smith ahau.

He uri ahau no te Whare nei - Okorore ;   "House of Lords".

Whakapapa to both Joseph Te Kira - te   Mataamua , and Kiritoha - te Potiki of Okorore ; Faulkner House.

Opening preview Friday 5th July,   5:30pm. Everyone welcome. Refreshments   and licenced bar available.

On display in The Incubator Gallery   from 6th to the 27th July 2024, 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday

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