It’s Matariki, a time of reflection and Mark has been reflecting on the presence of Toi Maori - Māori art at this time and how it is reaching out more into the public space ahead of next year’s first official public Matariki holiday.
He's in the Te Whanganui a Tara region considering an exhibition of weaving and painting in a bank in Paraparaumu - Tiaho Mai - the work Matariki festival work of Otaki’s Māoriland and an exhibition by three Xoë Hall, Miriama Grace Smith and Gina Kiel, who go under the collective name of the Dream Girls Collective at Hunters and Collectors in Wellington.
Tiaho Mai, Creative Kāpiti Gallery, Kiwibank, Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu until 6 August
Exquisite Kaitiaki, Hunters and Collectors until August 6
Whakahoki Keri-Mei Zagrobelna Te Aro Lightboxes, Wellington till 26th September