The fruits of a collaboration between Tame Iti and internationally recognised photographer Birgit Krippner will go on show at Suite gallery in Wellington next month.
The show Iti—A Collaboration will include paintings and sculptures the Tūhoe activist and artist has made since his release from prison as well as Krippner’s photographs of Iti, other Tūhoe people and Te Urewera.

The Austrian-born, Wellington-based photographer says the work documents the promise of new beginnings.

She says the paintings were made at an important time in Tūhoe’s history, when its spiritual home Te Urewera was returned in a treaty settlement that marks the transition from grievance to a future promising greater opportunity and self-determination.

Krippner will go on to exhibit her Iti photographs at the Harvey Milk Photographic Center in San Francisco in April.

Iti—A Collaboration opens at {Suite} on February 19 and runs until March 7.

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