Bridget Reweti

b. 1985

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi)

Ko Mauao te maunga 
Ko Tauranga te moana

Bridget Reweti's practice includes photography and moving image. Her work explores the representation of New Zealand's iconic landscapes by employing traditional photographic techniques to subvert the scenic view. Reweti's critique on landscape perspectives is informed by customary knowledge of Māori names and narratives. She seeks to show the land as known and inhabited through portraying the shifting set of roles between observer and participant.

Currently based in Wellington, Bridget has recently completed a Masters in Māori Visual Arts through Massey University. She also has a collaborative practice with Mata Aho Collective.

Selected Exhibitions

Irihanga, Tauranga Art Gallery
This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington.
Making Space, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
Post-Landscape, Bartley and Company Art, Wellington.

Tauutuutu, Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua
Ōtakaro, The Physics Room, Christchurch
Carry-On, Corban Estate Gallery, Auckland
Tirohanga, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

The Future is a Do-Over, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Taipō, Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Transoceanic Visual Exchange, RM Gallery, Auckland
Captain Wheels, 30Upstairs Wellington
I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Disrupting the Narrative, Thistle Hall, Wellington
The Dendromaniac, Trees, Enjoy Occasional Journal.

Artist International Initiative, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, (Scotland) Mata Aho Collective
Parkin Drawing Prize, Fine Arts Academy of New Zealand
We Who Live In Darkness, Fine Arts Academy, Wellington
Momo Kauae, Hastings City Art Gallery

Pūwawau, Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton
Vista, Bartley and Company Art, Wellington
Te Whare Pora (by Mata Aho Collective), Enjoy Summer Residency, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

What are you looking at? Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton (Solo)
Excuse Me, You're In My Shot, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
Toioho ki Mangere, Te Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere

2011 Māori Art Market, Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

2010 Take a Photo, It’ll last longer, Laundromat Art Project Space; Tauranga (Solo)

2009 Awatea Matatau, Te Manawa Art; Palmerston North