Te Ara Minhinnick
Multi-disciplinary artist Te Ara draws from her Ipu Karea in her practice, making art using the natural materials from the waterways that surround her home in Waiuku.
Te Ara’s work was in SALTWATER/Interconnectivity
at Tautai Gallery
15 October 2020 – 30 January 2021
Mehemea ka pātai mai koe ki ahau;
“He aha Te Awa o Waikato ki a koe?”
Māku e kī atu, he rite tonu ki te toto o ōku tūpuna.
The work of Te Ara Minhinnick centres around the alliances of people, space, and place, stemming from her Ipu Karea – the ancestral homelands of her Iwi, Ngāti Te Ata. Te Ara emphasises a responsibility in this by employing methods of practice that offer ‘wayfinding’ vessels into the contemporary realities of Mātauranga Māori.
Te Ara grew up often scolded by her aunties for playing bull rush out the front of her Marāe in Waiuku. She is a Kohanga and Kura Kaupapa Māori pēpi. Who is now, currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College. Most recently, Te Ara facilitated a series of wānanga for her first solo show titled TAU (to find grounding) at Audio Foundation.
SALTWATER/Interconnectivity has now ended.