Held By Stars

Darcell Apelu + Emily O'Hara, 2018

Corban Estate Arts Centre

1 June - 15 July, 2018

Traditionally, the sighting of Matariki was greeted with expressions of grief for those who had died since its last appearance. Some said the stars housed their spirits. Others made small hāngī and believed when the oven was uncovered, the smells rose to strengthen the stars. Held by Stars is an exhibition that explores the narratives of two artists and their journey of finding new rhythms after losing loved ones.