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Kelcy Taratoa’s latest exhibit is a colourful mid-career survey

30 Jan 2020

Tauranga Art Gallery is currently home to artist Kelcy Taratoa’s mid-career survey of his work titled ‘Who Am I? Episode 001’ which deals with cultural identity in twenty first century Aotearoa.

Tackling themes including social conditioning and identity construction, surveillance and privacy, history and media, each work is striking, thought-provoking and wonderfully colourful thanks to Kelcy’s artistry and Resene paints.

Kelcy has exhibited work throughout New Zealand, and his stunning works feature in private and public collections in both New Zealand and overseas.

‘Poutama, 2019’ is another work by Kelcy currently on display in the gallery’s atrium. Resene colours used include; Resene White, Resene Turbo and Resene Half Turbo.

Kelcy’s colourful new monumental entry paintings in gallery’s main atrium (painted using Resene colours) are on view through mid-April coinciding with the development of education resource in partnership with Toi Ohomai. His retrospective exhibition is located in the upstairs galleries until March 1. For more information on the exhibition, visit the Tauranga Art Gallery website.

Header image: ‘M?m?, 2019’ was created specifically for Tauranga Art Gallery’s atrium by Kelcy Taratoa, and explores the cultural significance of Tukutuku panels. Resene colours used include; Resene White, Resene Smashing, Resene Havoc and Resene Daredevil.

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