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May 2017, Tree Fullas, Tame Iti, A.R. Newbery

Tame Wairere Iti (born 1952) is known as an activist, artist, uncle, father and grandfather. He grew up in Te Urewera and has links to Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Ngāti Wairere and Ngāti Hauā. Often a divisive figure in the public domain, Tame has been involved in many high profile protests including movements against the Vietnam War, Apartheid in South Africa and issues around the confiscation of Māori land. Central to Itis philosophies is the concept of Mana Motuhake which is often translated as self determination. As Ngāi Tūhoe move into a time of post settlement with the crown Tame has chosen to focus his energy into his artistic practice. His current work expresses the history of Te Urewera (the...

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December 2016, Diaspora, David Pearce & Steve Leurink

Artist’s Statement : David PearceA diaspora describes a scattered population with a common origin. Individuals within a diaspora typically develop hybrid identities as one imagines them selves as connected to multiple contexts. In New Zealand, the term diaspora is normally associated with migrant minorities rather than the established dominant group. This exhibition explores the notion that first hand experience of migration is not necessary for migrant’s descendants to develop a sense of displacement and hybridity. A type of diaspora can develop as part of an imagined connection to places recalled by a parent or grandparent. These family histories play a significant role in the formation of a child’s identity. For the two Pakehā artists taking part in this exhibition this oral...

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July 2016, Group Exhibition, V

FIVE PRACTITIONERS | FIVE DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS Albert McCarthy | A R Newbery | Jonathan Ormrod | Job Klijn |  Greg Wilson The White Room Co. is pleased to be hosting V, an exciting new group exhibition that showcases new work by five local artists. Each of the artists exhibiting will be hosting a solo show at The White Room Co. over the next year. (Please click on the artists names for further information).  All artwork shown here is for sale, please contact greg@whiteroom.co State of MindJob Klijn $1860.00 PaddleJonathan Ormrod $350.00 Quiet PleaseJob Klijn$2500.00 The Frequent of RainJob Klijn$1640.00 Untitled 1Jonathan OrmrodSOLD warrIOrA.R.Newbery $5200.00 Te Miringa Te KakaraAlbert McCarthy$6900.00  Manu ArikiAlbert McCarthy $7900.00 Teko TekoAlbert McCarthy$1880.00   Kiss of a Good dayJob Klijn$1700.00...

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June 2016, Tammie Rose Riddle, The Place We Live

This exhibition celebrates how we are stitched into our landscape. The lush rolling hills of the Manawatu, the rivers that carve out a path through the countryside and the stark white cliffs of the Rangitikei; all are explored using Tammie's unique style of cubism, detail and colour to bring the soul of these landscapes into her paintings. All (unsold) artworks are currently for sale, so if there is one here you like get in touch with greg@whiteroom.co  Somethining in the Water - Pohangina RiverTammie Rose Riddle630mm by 280mm (Framed)$1000.00 Stormy Point - Rangitikei NZ Tammie Rose Riddle630mm by 430mm (Framed)$865.00Sold! Murmurations - Mt. Ruapehu to Mt. Ngauruhoe Tammie Rose Riddle770mm by 380mm (Framed)$1165.00 Stitches of Dawn - Rangitikei Hill from Mangaweka to Vinigar Hill &...

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