Tūtaki mai i ngā ringatoi ki te parakuihi | Breakfast with the artists: Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira

7.30 – 9am

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Start your day with food for thought, coffee and actual food at this parakuihi with the artists Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira. Here, the artists will discuss their practice and mahi toi featured in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

This is an intimate event, hosted in the Gallery’s Members Lounge. Your ticket includes a light breakfast.

Ayesha Green’s (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) painting is characterised by a block colour, flattened image style. Her subject matter draws from historical events or figures and moments from everyday life. Green graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts from Wintec in 2009, completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2013, and in 2016 added a Graduate Diploma in Arts from the University of Auckland. In 2019, she won the National Contemporary Art Awards, judged that year by Fiona Pardington, for the painting Nana’s Birthday (A Big Breath). In 2020, Green was a recipient of the Springboard Award from the Arts Foundation.

Jasmine Te Hira (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Atiu, England) is an installation-based and experience-focused practitioner currently working with object, video, atmosphere and constructed space. Her works explore how we relate, process, experience and feedback individual perspectives within wider environments, communities and structures. She has forged a practice that articulates concepts relating to time, memory and perception through jewellery, video and ephemera. After undertaking a Certificate of Design and Visual Arts in 2012, Te Hira then completed a Bachelor of Design and Contemporary Arts in 2015, both through Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2020, she studied for a Diploma in Te Reo Māori Language Proficiency at Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa.

Image credits: 
Ayesha Green, 
Mum (May 1985), 2020. Fletcher Trust Collection.

Jasmine Te Hira,
The Beauty of Invisible Grief, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.


7.30 – 9am

Auckland Art Gallery Members Lounge
Members $25, Non-Members $30
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