The story of cultures colliding told through Maori Art in New Zealand parliament

Matire-White-Ornate-Frame-maori-portrait-painting-sofia-minson-new-zealand-artworkThis portrait of my Ngati Porou great-grandmother “Matire Te Horowai” wearing her traditional victorian dress and moko kauae (chin tattoo) will speak volumes about our cultural history in the heart of New Zealand’s capital.

Two of my artworks are on show at Bowen House Parliament Building in Wellington – with The Real Opotiki Exhibition from 8 Feb – 31 Mar 2017.

Matire Te Horowai lived in the East Cape of the North Island in the late 19th century – an era of heavy Europeanisation where there was severe juxtapositions of indigenous and colonising cultures, yet intermarriage managed to occur.

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Coming up in Wellington – Maori Art Market 14-16 November 2014

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A sneak peek of one of my new works to be exhibited at Maori Art Market 2014 with The Poi Room

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Exhibition by Hamish Allan, Sofia Minson & Geoff Williams in Christchurch 5-22 September

5th – 22nd September visit Bryce Gallery to view an exhibition by 3 New Zealand landscape artists – Hamish Allan, Geoff Williams and Sofia Minson.

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GEOFF WILLIAMS – Kura on Lake Alexandrina, Acrylic on board, 1300 x 730mm

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HAMISH ALLAN – Ticketyboo, Acrylic on canvas, 650 mm diameter incl frame

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SOFIA MINSON – Waka Wairua, oil on canvas, 630 x 750mm

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$95 Reserve on 135 NZ Artworks! 8th March Silent Auction to Save Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville

Sofia Minson – “Waka Pacific” 20x20cm oil on museum paper $95 reserve 

The Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville has brought over 21,000 visitors into the town. Their exhibition space for local artists is always booked out 12 months in advance and they house a revolving exhibition of Sir James Wallace’s collection of contemporary New Zealand art.

…And their working grant has been cut this year by local council!!

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