Auckland Libraries: Aroha Gossage

Aroha Gossage artists' talk

Saturday 22 September 10.30am to 12pm Free

As part of Māori language week celebrations, artist Aroha Gossage will be at Glenfield Library to discuss her Māori cultural perspective on landscape painting.

Aroha Gossage artwork.
Aroha Gossage
Aroha graduated from AUT in 2015, Master of Art and Design with Honours and is represented by Artis Gallery. Aroha's work focuses on articulating a desire to imbue each painting with a sense of wairua (spiritual essence) and mauri (living life principle). Her paintings convey a sense of the subtleties of Māori history and ancestry, an awareness of an environment that is in continuous change and empathy for an indigenous emotional and spiritual connection to landscape. Aroha draws on her relationship to the land through her tūpuna, and the cultural significance and historical connections to the rohe (region) of her hapū, Ngati Manuhiri of Pakiri. Aroha works with concepts of tangata whenua (people of the land), whakapapa (genealogy) and tūrangawaewae (a place to stand) that are informed by cultural, historical and spiritual connections to whenua (land).

Aroha Gossage artwork.
Aroha Gossage

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