Star Gossage, Piki Te Ora, 2017. Oil on board, 80 x 73.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville, Auckland.
The title NINE MAORI PAINTERS refers to the game-changing 2014 exhibition curated by Ngahiraka Mason at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. This exhibition brings together Hiria Anderson (Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura), Nigel Borell (Pirirakau, Ngāi Te Ranging, Te Whakatōhea), Heidi Brickell (Te Hika o Pāpauma, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Rangitāne, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Apakura), Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha), Star Gossage (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Ruanui), Charlotte Graham (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Akitai o Waihoua), Ayesha Green (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu), Ngataiharuru Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Atiawa), Kura Te Waru Rewiri (Ngāti Pakahi ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu, Ngāti Kauwhata ki Raukawa).
Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm Tuesday 9 February 2021