Moray Gallery

Te Wairua

2-23 December 2017

A new exhibition by Joanna Tokona

A powerful spirit governs this place. This is the place that we were drawn to.


Wairoa is an environment surrounded by waterways.  These waterways sometimes lurch and rise.  At times they spill over, spewing debris and silt.  But mostly, these waters flow quietly past its people like life blood.

This place is becoming our place.   We feel part of an acceptance.  We are knowing how to interact and relate to her, “to the hills, spaces of water, the heavens, everything that is a part of us”.
Dr Rangimarie Turuki Pere, Te Wheke

Here we can regenerate.  Here we feel alive.

Link to ODT Review HERE