Korero Tuku Iho: A Traditional Narrative, Alexis Neal

11 March – 9 April 2016

A Traditional Narrative showcased tukutuku panels produced in 1954 by the Adult Education department of Auckland University College; the panels were aimed at keeping the traditions alive. Suspended from the ceiling through the middle of the gallery was a corresponding number of Alexis Neal’s own printed woven whāriki. Contrary to traditional placement of mats on the floor these whāriki were displayed in a way that allowed the viewer to study the printed and woven qualities and patterns on both sides.

Images have been reproduced with permission from the artist.