Re-Tern: Hokinga Mahara - A Meg Torwl Retrospective March 5 -10 2013

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A Wellington Fringe Festival event 2013!
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Co-curators Elizabeth Kerekere and Treason Seditio in association with the Fringe Festival 2013 Wellington, and LAGANZ present an interdisciplinary exhibition - video, new media, performance, photography, audio, writing.

From a close encounter with a purple starfish to filming the Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan and interviewing Aoteraoa/New Zealand’s beloved Mahinarangi Tocker, to working with local Wellington and international artists, Meg Torwl has done it all. Meg Torwl’s work has often been with communities pushed to the fringes by mainstream society – First Nations, refugees, women, lesbian and gay, people with disabilities, elders; and marine environments. In her work Meg Torwl seeks to discover how our cultural backgrounds inform our approaches to age, gender(cide), race, disability, relationships, art and spirit.

Aesthetically her work traverses closely observed autobiography, photo-journalism, documentary, layered patterning, and magical realism. Her artistic career both in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and in Canada has been defined by learning from mentors, cross-cultural engagement, collaboration, and an interdisciplinary approach.

‘For me it’s always about what’s the story or what’s the image or what’s the issue, and what’s the best way to portray that? Is that video... is that radio, is that an installation? Is it a photo, is it a poem? Is it live, is it recorded?’ – Meg Torwl
            From an interview with Philip Patston of Creative Momentum, NZ

March 5 – 10,  2013
Thistle Hall Gallery
cnr Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand


Tuesday, 5th March: 2pm-10pm
Wednesday, 6th March – Saturday, 9th March: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, 10th March:             11am-3pm


OPENING TUESDAY MARCH 5th  6pm – 10pm – reception and artist presentation with Meg Torwl 
Video Screening: Towards the day...we are all free. 90 mins (a documentary about First Nations Women, and women and girl refugees).

Video Screening: Act Your Age!? 45 mins, That’s so gay! 45 mins, and Where have all the lesbians gone? 7 minutes (total 100 mins)

The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust


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