Waharua III

Alexis Neal, Artist

This is one of the Whāriki in our collection. It was made in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2013-2014.
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About the Work
“Every time I see Alexis Neal’s whāriki works I am struck by the detail and evident patience and skill of her work. Neal’s whāriki feel like an example of that indigenous super-power to take a non-traditional material and transform it into an object/image that speaks calmly and powerfully about our traditions and mātauranga. Alexis Neal recently exhibited ‘Whaka-aho’ with Peata Larkin at Toi Tauranga Art gallery which further expands on this work with whāriki.” – Frances Stachl (Ngāpuhi) ‘Ōku Kōwhiri - My Choice’ autumn 2024
2000 x 500 mm
woven whāriki printed on Hahnemühle 300gsm paper
Vertical hanging whāriki or woven mat comprised of woven narrow strips of paper intricately woven to form a repeating pattern of black on black.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exhange, 2017
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
20 Nov 2017



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