Nohanga by Mandy Patmore


  • Arataki Visitor Centre 300 Scenic Drive Titirangi Auckland New Zealand

A new exhibition exploring the changes and losses in our landscape and native species through intricately painted wildlife and reclaimed timber will open at the Arataki Visitor Centre on 2 March 2017.

Created by Karekare resident and environmental artist Mandy Patmore, the exhibition titled Nōhanga comprises three main pieces: Taonga, Whenua and Ngā Manu, which look at deforestation and habitat loss through a series of paintings and woodcut prints.

Mandy – best known as the Creative Director of Kakano Youth Arts Collective, a visual arts programme that works with at-risk youth at the Corban Estate Arts Centre – says Nōhanga looks at the past, present and future of our land.