8 Mar 2015

Nuku - symbols of mana

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:20 pm on 8 March 2015

Areta Wilkinson The Herbal Mixture
Areta Wilkinson, The Herbal Mixture. Photo courtesy of The Dowse.

Bridget Reweti is the 2014 Blumhardt/Creative New Zealand Intern, at the tail end of her internship at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt she curated the recently opened exhibition Nuku: Symbols of Mana. 

The Pataka (storehouse) at The Dowse provided inspiration for the work that consists of all women artists, at the kūaha (doorway) of the pātaka is the image of a women breastfeeding. After thinking on her ideas for the exhibition, Bridget based it on mana wāhine.

Justine Murray tours the space.