Fifty local artworks to go on display at He Waka Tuia for the 2022 Annual Spring Exhibition

A selection of 50 local artworks will be on display when the 2022 Annual Spring Exhibition officially opens at He Waka Tuia on Friday.

Guest artist Tāme Iti has arrived in Invercargill and while here will be speaking and taking part in a Q&A at Centre Stage, working with tamariki at Māori and Pasifika Arts Trust Mīharo in Invercargill, as well as speaking at the Spring Exhibition’s opening night on Friday.

Iti is also contributing three artworks to the exhibition, which will be shown with the other works contributed by Murihiku artists.

Guest judge Josh McMillian, a former Southlander who now resides in Auckland, will arrive in Invercargill on Friday to make his final decision for this year’s winners.

He Waka Tuia Manager Sarah Brown said a lot of work had gone into preparing for this event and she was excited to share the talents of Southland artists.

“I’m so glad we have been able to get the Spring Exhibition up and running again, and I think we are off to a really strong start between the works that have been entered and having Tāme Iti as our guest artist and Josh McMillian as our guest judge.”

The exhibition will open to the public at 11am this Saturday and Brown encourages everyone to get their Election votes in then pay a visit to He Waka Tuia.

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