Rukumoana Marae Art Committee
Wallace Community Gallery April 29th - May 11th 2011
scroll past text to see a selection of artworks from the exhibition
Rukumoana Marae Art Committee presents their second exhibition of work at Wallace Gallery, from Ngati Haua's deep pool of creative talent.
In February 2010, the organisers of the Waikato Tainui Games decided to add an art competition to the games for the first time. Each Marae was asked to enter two pieces into the competition for judging in five different award categories: Junior, Intermediate, College, Open and Peoples’ Choice. Rukumoana Marae in Morrinsville registered artworks in three sections, all of which received wonderful feedback. Jahstice Wilson (9) won the Junior Section, Panitaua Marshs’s pieces of jewellery and sculpture were Highly Recommended (and commissions followed) and James Brown Marsh (13) received a gift voucher and was awarded the title of ‘Most Original Work’.
After this rewarding and exciting glimpse of the artistic talents pooled within Ngati Haua, Rukumoana Marae set up an Art Committee, intent on holding their own exhibition of art work. The exhibition mirrored the Tainui Games by including competition categories, as well as exhibition-only pieces, but the response was overwhelming as art poured in from all of the Ngati Haua Marae. 140 artworks were presented to the Marae Committee and the exhibition ran for one week in April 2010 with an incredible response from the local schools and community members, who were welcomed onto the Marae daily. The visits included: Rukumoana Marae Kohanga Reo, Kutia Kohanga Reo, Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Rau Aroha, Ngati Haua School, David Street Primary School, Morrinsville Primary School, Morrinsville Intermediate School, Morrinsville College and many local families. All of the Schools placed pieces in the exhibition with a wide variety of media represented, including painting, carving, sculpture, sketching, weaving, korowai, kete and paper mache.
The competition was judged by Wallace Gallery Morrinsville representatives Charlotte Giblin and Trevor Lock, local Maori Women’s Welfare League member Hine Love-Thompson and Ngati Haua Kaumatua Russell Haimona.
Support for the Marae exhibition came from our Kaumatua and Kuia, Nga Wairere o Te Ora Clinic, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Annah Stretton, Te Ahurei a Rangatahi Trust, Waikato Art Trust, Morrinsville Maori Women’s Welfare League and many, many volunteer supporters.
Nga mihinui kia ratou
Rukumoana Marae Art Committee are very proud to present to all who visit the gallery the gifts and talents of the Ngati Haua Iwi.
Nakun Noa. Piki Marsh, Chairperson Rukumoana Marae Art Committee.
Nō te Pēpuere o 2010 kātahi ka whakaurua e ngā kaiwhakahaere o te Waikato Tainui Games tētehi whakataetae mahinga toi. He tono ki ia marae māna e tuku kia rua ngā toi. Ka rima ngā wāhanga tauwhāinga: teina, waenganui, kāreti, pakeke, kōwhiringa iwi whānui. Ka rēhititia e Rukumoana Marae ētehi toi ki ētehi wāhanga e toru, ā, he mea i whai mihi katoa. Ko Jahstice Wilson i toa i te Kura Teina, ka whakamihia ngā toi whakarei, whakapakoko hoki a Panitaua Marsh (ā, he tono anō i whai mai), ka riro i a James Brown Marsh tētehi kāri pūtea, nāna hoki te ‘Most Original Work’.
Ka mutu tēnei mātainga iti noa o te pito mata o ngā toi o Ngāti Hauā, ka tū tētehi Komiti Toi ki Rukumoana Marae, hei titiro ki te whakatū whakaaturanga toi mōna. He whai anō i te tauira o Tainui Games ki ngā wāhanga, tae atu ki ētehi toi anō mō te whakaaturanga noa. Heoti rā, ka waipukengia ki ngā mahi toi mai i ngā marae katoa o Ngāti Hauā. Ka 140 ngā taonga i tukuna mai, ā, mō tētehi wiki o Aperire 2010, ka tū te whakaaturanga. Mīharo te toro me te tautoko mai a ngā kura me te hapori. Ia rā o taua wiki he manuhiri ki runga o te marae. Nō Rukumoana Marae, Te Kōhanga Reo, Te Kura Kaupapa O Te Rau Aroha, Te Kura O Ngāti Hauā, Te Kura Tuatahi o David Street, Te Kura Tuatahi o Morrinsville, Te Kura Waenganui O Morrinsville, Te Kāreti O Morrinsville, me ngā whānau o te takiwā.
He mea tuku e ngā kura katoa ētehi taonga o ngā tūmomo paparanga tae atu ana ki te peita, te whakairo, te whakapakoko, te tuhiāringa, te raranga, te korowai, te kete, me te pepa whakapakoko.
Ko Charlotte Giblin rāua ko Trevor Lock o Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, ko Hine Love Thompson o Ngā Wāhine Māori Toko I Te Ora, me Russell Haimona, kaumātua o Ngāti Hauā ngā kaiwhakawā.
He mea tautoko tēnei whakaaturanga nā ō mātou Kaumātua katoa, nā Ngā Wairere O Te Ora Clinic, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, nā Annah Stretton, Te Ahurei a Rangatahi Trust, nā Waikato Art Trust, Ngā Wāhine Māori Toko I Te Ora o Morrinsville, me te tini hoki o ngā kaitūao koreutu.
Ngā mihi nui ki a rātou.
He haringa ngākau nō te komiti toi o Rukumoana Marae te whakaatu ki ngā manuhiri o te whare whakairi toi, ko ia tēnei te pito mata o ngā pukenga, o ngā pūmanawa o te iwi nei o Ngāti Hauā.
Komiti Toi o Rukumoana Marae