EXHIBITION / He Toa! He Wahine! at Mangere Arts Centre
Curated by Ataahua Papa.
14 July – 11 August
A celebration of wahine rangatira of Tainui.
This exhibition aligns with three important kaupapa of 2018; 125 years of wahine voting in Aotearoa, 160 years of Kiingitanga and celebrating the Matariki season and Māori New Year. He
He Toa! He Wahine! honours seven female rangatira of Tainui descent. The seven leaders include Princess Te Puea Herangi, Piupiu Te Wherowhero, Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu, Nanaia Mahuta, and the three current chairs of Tainui tribal leadership, all wahine toa.
The exhibition features significant artefacts and artworks that demonstrate the legacies and strength of these wahine toa. Including ephemera, photography, quotations, works by Fred Graham, Val Deane, song lyrics and audio recordings.
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