Tuatua rua

Rākau: Kauri

LIMITED EDITION 1 OF 1

Harvested from the upcycled floor boards out of the old Real Groovy store, this set of two embody the strength that distinguishes tuatua from pipi. The powerful muscular tongue of this clam allows it to show through depths of sand, staying steadfast in the turbulent shorelines. Kauri root systems form ‘pegs’ anchoring their immense stature.

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Artspace Aotearoa is proud to present Te Taiao, a series of whakarei artist editions initiated and made by artist Charles Turetahi (Teare) in collaboration with local Karangahape whānau. Teare is a woodcarver and social activist who is part of the Boil Up Crew, a collective based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

These handmade whakarei reclaim indigenous taonga such as kauri, mataī and tōtara to celebrate tātai whakapapa (reciting genealogy or epistemology). Te Taiao employs mātauranga Māori & te ao Māori as regenerative solutions to heal our taiao.

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