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Harakeke, Tī Kōuka


(For whetu Tupu-ā-rangi, things that grow up in trees, including birds)


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All works purchased online can be collected from Depot Artspace during gallery opening hours. Contactless pick-up is also available. Works from current exhibitions can be collected at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 (closed Sun/Mon).

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Artist Bio

Katie Isla Middleton

Kathryn Isla Middleton is a Master of Fine Arts graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Her art practice is largely driven by process and functionality focusing on sculpture through cordage. She is a passionate cross-cultural artist mostly informed by Māori material methodologies and her own tauiwi heritage.

Kathryn’s kaupapa for Matariki Tuhono ki te Taiao entails weaving sculpture out of harakeke, tī kōuka, and pīngao. Kathryn’s work is a celebration of cordage – its strength, versatility, flexibility and interconnecting, fastening functionality. The knowledge she is using and informed by has been handed down from generation to generation. It is nourished through practice and through reciprocation by showing respect to the tikanga, sustainability, and engagement with tangata whenua.

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