‘Amui ‘i Mu‘a: Ancient Futures – Book Launch and talk at The Wallace Art Centre, Pah Homestead. Saturday 10 April 2021, 1pm
‘Amui ‘i Mu‘a – Ancient Futures is the significant creative outcome of recent ‘hands-on’ research by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi in historic collections at museums in Australasia, across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Tohi and Dyck are investigator artists attached to a research and art development project titled Ancient Futures: Late 18th and Early 19th Century Tongan Arts and their Legacies, funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden … Continue reading
The book had a warm welcome in Hinemihi’s home region of Rotorua, the heart of the Tuhourangi, Ngāti Tarawhai and wider Te Arawa, generously hosted by the Rotorua Library – Te Aka Mauri on 10th February. Opening mini whakatau given by Kingi Biddle and kōrero tene by the Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick, Dr Keri-Anne Wikitera, Rangitihi Pene, Jim Schuster and Hamish Coney was followed by nourishing kai.
HERE is Rotorua Daily Post article by Shauni James.
From left: Lyonel Grant, Hamish Coney, Mark Adams, Jim Schuster, Dr Keri-Anne Wikitera.
Rollo John Richard Hovell (1937-2014)
Reverend John Hovell died of cancer in the early morning of Wednesday, June 4 2014. He was an extraordinary person with enormous energy and capacity for processing all manner of intellectual and aesthetic material from around the South Pacific as they directly pertained to Māori. He is greatly missed by many students, artists and friends who knew and cared for him. He was a Māori artist who possessed a rare combination of abilities. He had an enquiring eye, a perceptive spirit and a ferocious intellectual appetite.
Hovell left us at the height … Continue reading