Exhibition- Roimata

Next date: Saturday, 15 June 2024 | 10:00 AM to Sunday, 30 June 2024 | 04:00 PM

an installation of glass panels with text on them.

'Roimata' by Robert Jahnke is an exhibition about the collusion between text and image that begs us to reflect, not only on our past, but also our present and our future as citizens of the world.

'Roimata' means 'tears' while 'roimata toroa' is a Māori pattern referencing albatross tears: misfortune and disaster. At the heart of the exhibition is Te Tomokanga o te Ua, the portrait of the rain, which takes its name from the Hone Tuwhare's poem 'Rain', inviting multi-sensual engagement with rain.

In 'Roimata,' grief expands beyond our mistreatment of the environment to out inhumane treatment of one another, inviting us to weep for those subjected to the tyranny of ideological suppression and oppression.















  • Saturday, 04 May 2024 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 30 June 2024 | 04:00 PM


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