Fri, 15 Sept|
Okorore- Ngā Toi Māori Gallery & Studios
Te Wa o Naianei - In the present moment
Justine Munn's, final body of work as part of her Masters of Māori visual art through Toi oho ki Apiti - Massey University.
Time & Location
15 Sept 2023, 5:30 pm – 14 Oct 2023, 7:30 pm
Okorore- Ngā Toi Māori Gallery & Studios, 159, 17th Ave, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
About the event
We welcome you to celebrate this exhibition of work by artist Justine Munn. The exhibition in Te Whare Taonga Gallery - Okorore Ngā Toi Māori represents the artist's final body of work as part of her Masters of Māori visual art through Toi oho ki Apiti - Massey University.
Justine explores thoughts and emotions through the expressions that she observes in the people around her. These figurative paintings reflect people in situations that are 'of the moment.' The artist explores the life of her subjects behind the scenes as well as after events.
Justine Munn has studied extensively completing: A Diploma in Art and Design (2006-2008) Advance diploma in Art and Design (2010) Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Art ( 2022) The Artist majored in painting, drawing and screen printing. Justine has exhibited her exhibition ; 'Matatau' at Te Manawa Art Gallery in Palmeston North. (2021) Justine was a finalist of the Miles Art Award in 2022 and received the Emerging Artist Award sponsored by the Incubator Creative Hub.
Justine's objective is to continue in this journey of painting which highlights and celebrates Toi Māori artists in painting and the Mana Wahine of Māori painters.
She is influenced by painters such as Robyn Kahukiwa, Hiria Anderson, Star Gossage, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Emily Karaka, and other wahine māori painters who have expressed contemporary māori paintings from the kaupapa of Whakapapa, Whānau, Whenua.