Mātiro (loving gaze) is the first survey of black and white photography by Tauranga-based Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).
For more than three decades she was a prolific photographer capturing thousands of images from quiet domestic moments, portraits, street scenes, protests and Māori communities.
Principal Exhibition Partner:
Whanau of Kapua Joy Bennett
Mātiro is one of three exhibitions, and an art education programme, that forms the Tauranga Art Gallery's 2019 Matariki celebrations for Maori New Year.
The three exhibitions span the entire upper floor of the Gallery and include BLOOD WATER EARTH and Hā: Lewis Tamihana Gardiner.