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Whatu Manawa: Opening blessing & artist talk

Matekino Lawless, Tarapouahi, 2012. Photo: Anne Shirley.

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Join us for the opening blessing of Whatu Manawa: Celebrating the Weaving of Matekino Lawless.

Featuring beautifully woven kākahu, whāriki, and kete, The Dowse Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Whatu Manawa, celebrates the weaving of New Zealand treasure, Matekino Lawless QSM (Tainui), who marks her 92nd birthday on 18 February this year.

As the first solo exhibition for the Rotoiti-based weaver, originally shown at the Tauranga Art Gallery, Whatu Manawa honours her dedication to the art and tradition of raranga (weaving)

Karakia begins at 11am
Followed by an artist talk with Matekino at 12pm.

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Developed and toured by Tauranga Art Gallery
Principal Exhibition Partner: Holland Beckett Law
Tour Partners: Creative New Zealand & Te Puni Kokiri
Catalogue Partner: One Foundation