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21 JUNE - 28 JULY

Pōua is an exhibition that celebrates the passion and attributes of the late Piri Sciascia, fondly known as Pōua by his mokopuna (grandchildren). It combines whānau taonga and newly commissioned works gathered since his passing in January 2020.


Toitū te tāonga, whatu ngarongaro te tangata - People perish, but tāonga remain and their stories endure.


Piri believed in naming tāonga and giving them life/purpose. He would name tāonga after significant whenua (lands), tipuna (ancestors), and kaupapa ora (life events). The Pōua exhibition elevates these taonga, their names and stories.


15 works are exhibited and represent 15 of his mokopuna. This is the very first exhibition for Ihorei.



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Te Ao Māori News  |  28 June, 2022