there are pictures of pots, but it’s more like, what’s going on around the pots – as a human with a limited time here on earth – to connect to the spirit of the land and my own wairua – dealing with media as old as humanity – there are a few places I know of that I keep in the back of my mind – rocks, shells, land formations – it’s all very tactile, like a remedy for too much heavy-headed disembodied time – you can see the hand of the maker in it – I vividly remember.
Ana Iti Maia McDonald Dave Marshall Hana Rakena Jake Walker
From Here On Out presents works in clay by five artists from Aotearoa, exploring possible directions in ceramic matter, speaking to individual narratives and a range of contexts.
Ceramic practice is often based in community, shared knowledge, and local histories. Clay passes through many minds and hands, physical processes and spaces; from practitioner to practitioner and earth to object. Ana Iti, Dave Marshall, Maia McDonald, Jake Walker and Hana Rakena represent a grouping of artists whose ceramic work exists within and contributes to creative communities in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. This exhibition encourages an engagement with contemporary art and craft discourses within Massey University and wider contexts, made possible by the generosity and willingness of these artists to share their knowledge and work.
Curated by Teresa Collins and Hanahiva Rose
Below is a PDF Publication; in coversation with the artists