Enjoyment accented with ritual is a salient quality of Tyrone Te Waa’s practice. Working to manoeuvre material, shape and colour, the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland-based artist has produced sculptures and installations that weave multiple traditions and forms of knowledge into holistic ‘bodies.’ These figurative bodies unify and distinguish concurrent ideas in mātauranga Māori.¹
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Book by Danae Ripley
Nine Artists collects different movements in painting, drawing and sculpture by Aotearoa artists. The articles, interviews and short essays chart practices devoted to the task of arranging form and its infinite potential, whether through colour, brushwork, shape or line.
Like a Moth to a Flame - Tira Walsh
Stealth-mode reflects Tira Walsh’s recent output, synthesizing abstract painting, urban environments, and power relations into pictorial worlds where the logic is order versus havoc.
Sanc Gallery, Auckland, 2021
Tugging tribulations are described in the paintings in No Hem: Handling deviance in inhabited worlds. Figures inhabiting interior spaces are still, while the presence of the other is felt, the figures remain de-socialised from one another. The works hold pestering forces and dubious future conditions.