Kauri Wharewera (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu) is an emerging artist based in Papaioea who creates digital tukutuku using photography techniques and a laser pointer.
His animated video Te Kahui o Matariki is CIRCUIT's 2021 commission for Matariki. Curated by Israel Randell for Wellington public art venue Masons Screen, Kauri’s work reinforces the importance of Matariki as “a critical time of year, spiritually, physically and economically”.
Interview with Israel Randell (2021)
Masons Screen commission (2021)
Te Kahui o Matariki, Masons Screen, Wellington (2021)
Matatau 2020, Te Manawa, Palmerston North (2020)