Teresa HR Lane is interested in rearranging the world, obscuring our gaze with her wry sense of humour and ease at inciting the surreal.
Since relocating from Auckland to a small farm on the slopes of the sacred maunga, Whakarara, Lane’s practice has dramatically shifted into a new landscape. After a long absence from the land where she grew up, Lane has reacquainted herself with the rural; this time overlooking Matauri Bay, Te Tai Tokerau. Here she considers the significance of this place; where a giant Kauri forest once stood, also known as the area where Kupe gave a great feast ‘Te Whakarara-a-Kupe’ and lastly Matauri Bay, where Samuel Marsden landed with the word of God.
This new body of work considers a scarred and spiritual land with its complex local Māori and Pākehā history. Finding new inspiration through her poignant and playful selection of locally sourced material, second-hand Forest and Bird magazines, historic reference books on farming, forestry and native birds, all present a new set of questions.
Please note: the gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, click here to view the exhibition online.
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