Māori uku art began its development in the 1980s through a small group of artists who formed Nga Kaihanga Uku, the National Māori clay workers association. In the decades since, thanks to these influential forerunners, uku has become an established material within Māori art making.
Curated by Tauranga Art Gallery and Objectspace, Whenua Hou is a group exhibition of leading contemporary Aotearoa uku practice, featuring the diverse work of 8 Māori artists who explore a range of responses to the physical and conceptual properties of clay.
This companion publication for the exhibition contains high-quality images of works featured and informative texts by the exhibiting artists: Dan Couper, Davina Duke, Stevei Houkamau, Hera Johns, Tracy Keith, Jess Paraone, Hana Rakena and Aaron Scythe.
Tauranga Art Gallery and Objectspace