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Lisa Reihana

Episode:19Te Papa Collection:Art and Photography

Suggested curriculum levels:6 – 8

Curriculum connections:English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing, The Arts: Understanding the Arts in Context Developing Ideas, Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation

Description:Te Ara ā Hine is a pathway that welcomes visitors to a marae. But at Te Papa it's also an art space for women. Riria Hotere makes her way to Te Papa's marae atea – Lisa Reihana style.

Questions for students

  1. What are the two concepts behind Te Ara ā Hine? Put the presenter's explanation into your own words and comment on your response to Te Ara ā Hine, the pathway of women.
  2. Explain what the presenter means when she says the space is 'primarily but not exclusively' for women artists.
  3. Compare the approach to this marae with older marae you belong to or have visited. What are some of the differences you notice? What do you think those differences say about the role of this marae in the context of a modern, national museum?
  4. Each art work by Lisa Reihana has a specific significance. Taken together, how well do they express the name she gave her installation: Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha (From love, comes love)?
  5. Find one concept from the Tale that you liked or reacted to. Use the 'Ideas' response template to map the ideas you could develop from this concept into a creative expression of your own.

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