Mōhou tēnei this is for you
Turumeke Harrington
17/04/19 – 4/05/19
Opening Wednesday 17th April 5.30pm

Mōhou tēnei this is for you is the latest installation from recent Wellington returnee, artist and designer Turumeke Harrington.

Much like it's predecessor Hey māmā come play with me, it is a playful and inviting sculptural playground, engaging audiences in small moments of respite from daily life. It's conception is founded in thinking about 'What makes art right?' and chasing this feeling of correct and validation for her own making practice, one with roots firmly in the world of design; parameters, specifications and constraints. Working at the intersection between design and art, Harrington explores ideas of craft and whakapapa in contemporary Māori practice and considers the lifespan of an artwork as a measure for success; where do works go to die? Can they have another life? Works presented have been shown before, in different configurations and respond to this new context along side new works.

Harrington dedicates this show to her young daughter,
mōhou tēnei this is for you.

Turumeke Harrington (Ngāi Tahu) is an installation and sculpture-focused artist with a background in fine arts and industrial design. She graduated with a BFA (Hons) from Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 2018 and recently exhibited Hey māmā come play with me at The Physics Room, Christchurch. Turumeke lives with her young daughter between Ōhinehau / Lyttelton and Pōneke/ Wellington.

Supported by The Fabric Store and Resene
Design by Brad Heappey

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Auckland Art Fair
1st – 5th May
Booth D1, Mezzanine
The Cloud, Auckland

Robbie Handcock & Tyler Jackson
Wednesday 1st May

Nicholas Pound & Anh Tran
Thursday 2nd May – Friday 3rd May

All that is solid.
Elisabeth Pointon & Deborah Rundle
Saturday 4th May – Sunday 5th May

Public Programme: 

Elisabeth Pointon
Saturday 4th May at 12pm

Design by Brad Heappey