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Maori-Pacific women exhibit outstanding art at Kuaotunu

By Pauline Stewart.

A group of extraordinary Māori and Pasifika Wahine toi, women artists presented together for the first time, the exhibition - Ringa wera Ringa here or Redefining Women’s Handwork.

This exhibition took place in the Kuaotunu Community Hall from Friday to Monday 20-22 October. This exhibition was a heartwarming success, popular in terms of visitors, as well as presenting so many strong statements about women in contemporary culture but at the same time, weaving strands of traditional understanding of women, their history, culture and art. These wahine artists were a combination of locally, nationally and internationally well-known exhibitors and it is a real credit to the organisers to bring such a group together. Highly talented women, being president with their art and available to the public who could speak with the artists as well as enjoy their art. Deli Connell from Thames Coromandel District Council, opened the exhibition and the Mayor, Len Salt, popped in on Saturday to greet the artists.

Caption: Mayor, Len Salt, popped in on Saturday to greet the artists.


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