Hine Raukatauri is most well known as the Goddess of flute music. It is said that she loved her flute so much that she chose to live in it. She is now personified as the plain looking Casemoth and a unique flute is made by Maori in the shape of the Casemoth’s long case.
Luminous paintings, intricately carved taonga pūoro and beautiful music are woven together to form the extraordinary exhibition Ngā Hau Ngākau (Breath of Mine). A collaborative installation between Robin Slow, Brian Flintoff and Bob Bickerton, this exhibition uses painting, sculpture and sound to explore the ideas of harmony, memory and storytelling.
Brian is featured in an article on stuff.co.nz When the Nelson Mail visits Flintoff's Monaco workshop, he's making the last of more than 40 bone instruments that Te Papa's ceremonial musicians, Haumanu i Te Papa, will play at the book's launch. He says he's stretched the concept of bone a wee bit.
Two celebrated Marlborough artists will be receiving a top cultural award on Friday night. Havelock carver Clem Mellish and Fairhall ceramic artist Fran Maguire are the latest recipients of the Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure Award