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  • Kete Puputu: Closely Plaited Kete 2007

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: whitau/flax fibre
    Courtesy of Te Kahautu Maxwell Collection: Gift of the artist
  • Kete Puputu: Closely Plaited Kete 2007

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: whitau/flax fibre
    Courtesy of Te Kahautu Maxwell Collection: Gift of the artist
  • Taruke: Crayfish pot 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: manuka, pirita/supplejack, whitau/flax fibre
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Kete and Hinaki Brooches 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Whariki: Widespread Basket 2003

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke
    Courtesy of Mick Pendergrast Collection: 03/49. Gift of the artist
  • Orange Roughy Tipoti - Orange Roughy Containers 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: dracaena leaves
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Kete Pingao 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: pingao, whatau/flax fibre
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Kete Pingao with Paua Handles 2006

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: pingao, paua, whītau/flax fibre
    Courtesy of Mick Pendergrast Collection: 08/10. Gift of the artist
  • Kete Hukahuka: Tasseled Kete 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke, dye
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Installation view

  • Poutiriao: Angels 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Various works in Harakeke 2003-2005

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke
    Courtesy of Mick Pendergrast Collection: Gift of the artist
  • Makaweroa: Long Hair 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Kete Raranga Tatahi: Green-dyed Basket in Open Plaiting 2003

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke, dye
    Courtesy of Mick Pendergrast Collection: 03/05. Purchase from the artist
  • The Tallest Kete in the World 2005

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke
    Courtesy of Mick Pendergrast Collection: 05/04 & 05/70. Gifts of the artist
  • Kete Venetian 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: recycled venetian blind slats
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Various works in Pingao 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: pingao
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Nga Kete o te Wananga: Three Baskets of Knowledge 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: harakeke, dye, beads, buttons, tiki, wire
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Installation view

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
  • Kete Pingao with Wire Handles 2008

    Maker: Tangimoe Clay
    Materials: pingao, whatau/flax fibre, aluminium wire
    Courtesy of the artist

Uhengaparaoa: Works by Tangimoe Clay

27 May 2008 - 21 June 2008

Maker:
Tangimoe Clay

Curator:
Mick Pendergrast

Uhengaparaoa: Works by Tangimoe Clay is a new exhibition at Objectspace which surveys the work of Tangimoe Clay, an outstanding and innovative contemporary Maori weaver.
Based in the small town of Opotiki, in the Bay Of Plenty, Tangimoe Clay became interested in flax in the late 1980s and has spent a number of years honing her craft. Tangimoe's works have attracted the attention of an increasing number of collectors and in 2006 she was exhibited in the international touring exhibition Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread.

Steeped in a tradition many generations old, Uhengaparaoa: Works by Tangimoe Clay is a rare opportunity to witness a contemporary Maori craftsperson successfully negotiating and thoroughly engaged with her craft.

This occasion marks the first major exhibition dedicated to Tangimoe's work. Curated by a well known writer and scholar in this field, Mick Pendergrast, the exhibition will include a wide range of objects crafted by the artist in recent years, from her own collection and others.

A print publication for this exhibition is available for sale at Objectspace.