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July Matariki Exhibition


We are very excited to announce the opening of our Matariki Exhibition!

Beautiful Artworks by Ranara Leach and more Exhibition from July 4th - 25th July 2017

Teo paintings from the Wahine series are on display as well as works from the Rua series, about the dissemination of knowledge and importance of Te Reo Maori.

Open our usual hours and until 3pm on Saturday.




Painter, Graphic Designer, Performer, Educator

I graduated with a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts from the nationally recognised Māori Art School Toihoukura, Te Tairāwhiti, Gisborne, in 2011, under the tutelage of renowned artists Derek Lardelli, Steve Gibbs and Brett Graham. In 2012 I graduated with a Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts and have worked as an art teacher for the last 18 years.

As an artist, as a painter, I am a lover of line. Lines hold for me many deep conceptual associations. My lines echo the intricacies of the moko chisels of Uetonga. My lines mimic the twisting and the weaving of Te Whare pora o Niwareka. My lines follow the manawarua of kowhaiwhai, the mangopare, kaperua, puhoro of the whare. My lines trace the pathways of my ancestor Paikea Ariki Moana, the whakapapa of my people. The lines in my paintings combine these influences, experiences, and interests to describe a sense of movement, a rippling energy. They tell a story, a narrative of my life.

My painting style combines traditional concepts with contemporary styles, and medium producing substantial sized artworks and then developed into prints.

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