Current Exhibition at White Box

Hana Pera Aoake & Taarn Scott: Untitled

9 – 26 September 2021

Hana Pera Aoake & Taarn Scott: Untitled


Working and thinking together through ideas around excess, waste, bacteria, and water we have built an exhibition made into a collage of scribbles, found objects, wool, photos, drawings, paintings, rubbish, ceramics, plants and other minutiae. These objects have amalgamated together like an organism, growing and expanding, tacked, glued and taped together. Sharing a studio together revealed commonalities through the rescued object, the works in progress and chaotic potential of it all.

No one object is rarefied over another. Childhood memories are stuck beside half made artworks, ideas half formed or rejected float, the living and nonliving are in symbiosis and the broken and discarded are remade.

Taarn Scott is an emerging artist from Ōtepoti. She graduated from Elam with a BFA(hons) in 2019. Since the beginning of 2020 she has been developing her practice full time participating in the Saint Petersburg Virtual artist residency, and showing with the Razklon gallery in Bulgaria in 2021. Her work explores the figure and body through drawing and mark making. She is currently playing with ceramics and woodcuts.

Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi, Ngaati Waewae, Waitaha, Kaati Mamoe) is an artist and writer. Hana is a graduate of the MFA programme at Massey University Te Kunenga ki Puurehuroa (2018) and the ISP Programme at Maumaus des escola artes in Lisbon, Portugal (2020). Hana is a current participant in the Regional assembly, an artist-led online studio programme connecting cultural practitioners working in regional and remote geographies across the Asia-Pacific. Hana also co-organises Kei te pai press with Morgan Godfery and they live together with their ngeru, Norris in Te Rotopateke, Ōtepoti.




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