Matariki Dawn Exhibition Mahara Gallery
An Installation by Michel Tuffery and Yvonne de Mille
10 June – 30 July 2017

Matariki Dawn brings together our individual works in ways of enabling a dynamic installation of new and existing works and showcases our processes.

The installation is inspired by the traditional use of Manu Aute and Manu Tukutuku kites during Matariki celebrations.

Ancient Māori have flight embedded in their traditions, they saw Manu Aute as connectors between the heavens and earth. Believed to be messengers, and like birds, they had spiritual connections with the gods. These bird god forms are found throughout the Pacific.

Matariki (Pleiades) star cluster first sighting signals the time to plant, exchange stories and share knowledge as the new year is about to begin.

Matariki Dawn exhibition was held at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, as part of the programme for Matariki Rising 2017.

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