Purapura Whetu – Michelle Hinekura Kerr


Dates: 30/09/23 - 04/02/24
Opening: 30/09/23 10:00 am

“This exhibition is made up of woven sculptures that recall the ancestral stories of the whanau marama, the celestial family of light.

Each piece is made from native fibre whilst using indigenous techniques and designs.”

Multimedia artist Michelle Hinekura Kerr grew up in Uawa/Tolaga Bay and came from a family background of proficient kai raranga/weavers.

For this exhibition Kerr will focus on her weaving and sculptural skills.

It should be noted that many of her fibre art pieces are suitable to be worn, and she will often stretch the boundaries of tradition raranga to create a contemporary style recognised as her own.

In lieu of an opening the artist will offer a series of ‘bangle’ workshops on Saturday 30th September.

Numbers will be limited, enquiries to museum reception.