Events and exhibitions at ORA
SPRING SERIES IN THE GALLERY
Every Wednesday evening, during the month of May we will be hosting a event from 6 - 8 pm.
Please join us!
NEXT: WEDNESDAY, 24 JUNE, 6 - 8 PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY, 6- 8 PM
Moana Nepia is a Māori visual and performing artist - a choreographer, curator, video artist, painter, and poet. He has choreographed for Atamira Dance Company, Footnote Dance Company, Taiao, the Royal New Zealand Ballet; he has presented work in festivals throughout the United Kingdom, in Spain, and at the Lilian Baylis Theater and The Place in London. He has devised choreographic projects for education departments of the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London City Ballet, and Dance Advance in the United Kingdom and taught at Elam School of Fine Arts–University of Auckland, Unitec, and AUT University in Auckland in dance, visual arts, and digital and spatial design. His PhD thesis, awarded in 2013 from AUT University in Auckland, is titled Te Kore -Exploring the Māori Concept of Void. It was the first practice-led PhD thesis in visual and performing arts rooted in Māori epistemologies. At the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, he is helping to develop new courses with a focus on arts and performance in the Pacific. His interdisciplinary research interests include visual arts, dance and performance studies in the Pacific, Indigenous epistemologies, and research through creative practice.
JUNE 1- 2, 2017
POP-UP EXHIBIT by renowned Photographer and Jazz singer MAGGIE GOULD
Opening reception Thursday 1st, June, 6 - 8 pm.
Friday: normal gallery hours 1 - 7 pm.
Photojournalist/musician Maggie Gould’s career has spanned over 30 years photographing and interviewing some of the most famous people in the world. From Dame Whina Cooper, Sir Paul and Linda McCartney, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, BB King, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones.
Maggie has shot for The Evening Post, The Dominion Post, The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong news from riots to The Walled City and features. A Rotary Scholarship resulted in Maggie documenting Harlem in the early 90’s
A Mayoral award took her to exhibit in London CarnabySt and Kings Road Galleries. Her work is sold all over the world, Te Papa Museum has her collection of Dame Whina Cooper portraits.
A vocalist she divides her two loves music and photography, she completed a jazz vocal music degree and learnt on the gigs working with the best musicians – John di Martino, Miguel Fuentes, Kevin Field, Nanny Assis. She has toured jazz festivals New Zealand, London, New York, Barbados, Rome, and even sang with Dionne Warwick. She is presently performing in New York and working on a upcoming CD. Her passion is to keep our young people involved in the arts she wrote and teaches a Shooting Back Workshop. Award winning musician Nanny Assis and band will perform at the opening of the Vedere Exhibition at Ora Gallery June 1st6pm.
JUNE 3 - 28, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, 3 JUNE, 5 - 8 PM