“Creating a space for Māori to recover a positive identity” – Julie Paama-Pengelly
With a Masters in Maori Visual Arts and a Masters in Development Studies, in the past Julie Paama-Pengelly has taught Art at various tertiary institutions, and Headed the Maori Visual Arts School for Awanuiarangi. Julie also wrote 'Maori Art and Design' which won a Maori Book Award in 2010. She serves as a consultant on building Art Collections, Maori Arts Education and Development for MOE and the tertiary sector, while also operating her own business Art + Body Creative Studio in Mount Maunganui.
Julie describes her core practice and values as ‘deriving from my passion to create a space for Maori to recover a positive identity and future development through our visual art traditions’.
11 June - 4 July, The People’s Gallery, Historic Village, Tauranga
~ Mehemea ka moemoeā tātou ka taea e tātou / Dream together so that we may rise together
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