Chalk Horse presents Tarseal Navigation by artist Kauri Hawkins whose work comments on contemporary New Zealand identity through a Te Ao Māori lense. He works with materials as diverse as road signs, basketball jerseys, cigarettes and hi-viz apparel, challenging these objects’ cultural significance as a means or self-reflection and expression.
“[Tarseal Navigation] questions the exchange of Maori values in the pursuit of money. Ultimately the work is an exercise of imagining what Maori road signs and markings would look like in cities built with Maori labour” – Kauri Hawkins
Opening night: 9 June, 6 – 8pm