Nga Hau Ngakau: Robin Slow – Brian Flintoff – Bob Bick­er­ton

NZ Life & Leisure - - Highst To The Hills -

To 22 Oc­to­ber, The Suter Te Ara­toi o Whakatu, Nel­son A col­lab­o­ra­tive mul­ti­sen­sory in­stal­la­tion by three South Is­land­based artists – pain­ter Robin Slow, carver Brian Flintoff and mu­si­cian Bob Bick­er­ton – com­bines lu­mi­nous can­vases, com­plexly carved taonga puoro (mu­si­cal in­stru­ments) and a sound­scape to cre­ate an im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­ment which ex­am­ines con­cepts of har­mony, mem­ory and sto­ry­telling. Pre­sented in a space de­signed to re­sem­ble a wharenui (meet­ing house) Nga Hau Ngakau blends tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary tools and tech­niques to de­liver a col­lec­tive nar­ra­tive about space, time and his­to­ries of the whenua (land). the­

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