The journey starts by looking at the cultural context of koru, where we will look up at the kowhaiwhai on the roof of the wharenui Te Hau Ki Tūranga, which were an inspiration for the artist, Gordon Walters. We will then move into the exhibition, New Vision, to consider how Gordon Walters employed the koru shape in his iconic koru paintings.
Finally, we will move upstairs to consider how the koru actually has a language all of its own!
This is a 60-minute programme, or we can add some slow drawing and make it a 90-minute programme – same cost for either option.
You may want to combine a visit to Gordon Walters: New Vision (15 June – 13 October) at Te Papa with a visit to see Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art at City Gallery (27 July – 3 November).