Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design – we exhibit and sell an extensive range of original quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Established in 1998 Kura has artspaces in both Auckland and Wellington and represents established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.
I photographed this wonderfully whimsical dress - made of plastic tiki - at last year's Ngai Tahu Huia-a-Tau, which was held at Puketeraki Marae at karitane, North of Dunedin. It was made by clothing designer, Amber Bridgman (Ngai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha, Rabuwai) for her entry into a national art-fashion award. Amber, who also designs her own range of jewellery, was last year invoted to present a collection of her garments at the prestigious New Zealand Fashion Week, after winning the…