Robin White with Ruha Fifita: Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path

EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 2016

Iconic New Zealand artist Dame Robin White has collaborated with Tongan artist Ruha Fifita over a number of years to create a monumental installation of ngatu (painted tapa) which was first exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum earlier this year and comes to Aratoi to fill the main gallery. The hybrid mix of historical and contemporary iconography, patterns and references, that range from the Pacific to Western Europe and the Middle East make Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path Robin White’s most ambitious project to date.

 

Photographed by Alex Efimoff at Pataka Art + Museum 2014

Showing: 
28 August 2015 - 5 January 2016