Penny Howard: TE KURI O TE WAO

You leave footprints in the soft earth of my heart. Saturday 2nd November 3-4pm - Artist Talk and Poetry Reading with Doug Poole- all welcome

  • Opening Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 10 November 2013
  • Opening Time: Tues to Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm



"Penny Howard was not given her stories, she had to go out and find them. As a result, the imagery that she uses to literally construct her history-making grandmother and her guardians is not typically, on the surface, Maori. The red line that runs through all of her figures (not just in this series but all of the ones preceding it) represents both a bloodline and a story thread, and it is hung with memory-triggering trinkets that define her stories. Howard's life-sized silhouettes, raised with meaningful imagery the Howard herself defines, stand behind her as her recently discovered tipuna."

essay excerpt Amy Stewart


Penny Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, she has work in the permanent collections of the Waitakere City Council,Auckland Events Centre and Auckland University- installed in the Business School, Dept Critical Studies in Education, at the Auckland Family Court and in other private collections in China, U.K and Australia.



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