2 x 2 Contemporary Projects: Kelcy Taratoa - Back to Mine: Urban Realities
2 x 2 Contemporary Projects, a series of two exhibitions, each showcasing two artists. The City Gallery Wellington artists’ projects programme aimed to show art and artists at the forefront of contemporary practice, providing a focused solo exhibition opportunity for artists whose work is fresh, innovative, and rich in ideas. Photographer Edith Amituanai and painter Kelcy Taratoa in the first programme; and multi-media artist Lonnie Hutchinson and video artist Sriwhana Spong in the second programme. Whilst these are four distinct exhibitions, they share some common concerns and show that the issue of identity formation, at both a personal and broader cultural level, has on-going currency for artists working in a wide range of media. Photography: Courtesy of City Gallery Wellington
The Who Am I? Episodes
The ‘Who am I? Episodes’, was exhibited as an installation comprising audio-scapes, paintings, a floating floor, text, and listening and viewing stations, exploring the subject of identity formation as a creative process, linked to history and the individuals social-situation. Collectively Taratoa in this exhibition explores the impact on and influence the ongoing process self-concept creation. Originally first installed at The Dowse Art Museum, 'The Who am I? Episodes' was later toured and reconfigured at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage.
Pataka Museum + Art / Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust
12 May - 12 August 2007 A group exhibition at Pataka Museum + Art. The exhibition 'New Painting Digital Age' features 4 paintings by Kelcy Taratoa from a series titled 'BigCity'. The group exhibition included works from Darryn George, Sara Hughes, Andrew McLeod, and Tim Thatcher. Pataka Museum + Art, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City Centre, Porirua 5022 Aotearoa/ New Zealand Photographer: Ian Rotherham Toured to: Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust 17 November - 10 Feb 2008
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art