Tawhai Rickard, House Of The Rising Sun
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
1–29 DECEMBER 2017
Tawhai Rickard was born in Turanganui-a-Kiwa, Gisborne, New Zealand in 1968, of Ngati Porou decent, a Maori tribe located in Te Tairawhiti (region), East Coast. He completed art studies at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Massey University Te Putahi a Toi, Palmerston North and Waikato University.
His recent exhibition 'House Of The Rising Sun’ explores elements of New Zealand history and the resulting effects of colonialism and biculturalism.
Tawhai currently lives and works in Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) New Zealand. This will be his second solo with the Gisborne Gallery.