Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

This destination gallery operates from an award-winning, purpose-built building in the Lopdell Precinct. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities to reflect the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of the community.

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours


10am to 4.30pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day morning & Christmas Day

Entry is free


Just as whakapapa (genealogy) reflects someone’s lineage and biology, the starting line of a kete determines how its patterning and size will develop. In Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving). Approaching these forms of human connection from a mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) perspective, Lander engages with weaving techniques—including whiri (braiding) and whakairo (patterning)—and the concept of aho tuku iho (ancestral lines handed down continuously from generation to generation).

11 August – 18 November 2018
Opening Saturday 11 August, 4pm

Image: Maureen Lander, Kit-Set Whanaungatanga, 2017 (detail). Collection of the artist.
Photo: Mark Tantrum