Luminous paintings, intricately carved taonga pūoro and beautiful music are woven together to form the extraordinary exhibition Ngā Hau Ngākau (Breath of Mine). A collaborative installation between Robin Slow, Brian Flintoff and Bob Bickerton, this exhibition uses painting, sculpture and sound to explore the ideas of harmony, memory and storytelling focussing on the role of manu (birds) as messengers in Maori Mythoogy. that connect the physical and the spiritual realms. They fill the gallery not only through Robin Slow’s gleaming paintings but in Bob Bickerton’s sound scape and Brian Flintoff’s carvings and taonga pūoro (musical instruments).

Image credit: Waraki (Dawn Chorus) Robin Slow

Toured by The Suter Art Gallery