Whakarongo features the work of nine Maori artists from as far north as Auckland and as far south as Christchurch. These artists live and work in a multicultural landscape, comfortably crossing between Maori values and the changing face of New Zealand today.
The exhibition invites the viewer to join the artists on a journey to listen to the movements and murmurs facing Aotearoa today, to look further from the beaten track and reveal a deeper, more interesting way to see.
The artists are:
Saffronn Te Ratana
Whakarongo translates this way:
- to listen, hear, obey
- to taste, smell, feel
- listening, hearing, obeying
(Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index)