Do you like to play with words?  What words come to mind when you think of the Wairarapa – its spirit, land, history, and peoples? 

Don’t miss VISION / MEMORY, Marie Potter's installations on the Wairarapa - her wall of words will be on Aratoi windows and another 'Mr & Mrs' installation will be inside the Museum, from Friday 16 October, the opening of Kokomai, and running til 4 December.

During Kokomai, more and more of the Aratoi / Entice / i-SITE building will be covered with words!

So, come and join the fun! Tell us your words on Sunday 18 October at Aratoi Museum (11-1pm) and the New Zealand Pacific Studio Artists’ Residency Centre (2-5pm), in Mount Bruce. Established multimedia artist Marie Potter, the NZPS 2015 Friends of Aratoi Fellow, wants to meet people of all ages and create together.

A Finalist in the 2014 Wallace Art Awards and the 2014 National Contemporary Arts AwardsMarie E. Potter is a multi-media artist who explores New Zealand's cultural and social history.   She not only interrogates the traditions and rituals of early N.Z. European settlers (particularly from a female perspective), but also the status and significance of everyday objects and their material qualities which are loaded in history. Her work embraces the genres of installation, assemblage, photography, sculpture, sound and writing.

Potter will also lead workshops with students and community groups to create more Walls of Words.

These activities are supported by New Zealand Pacific Studio, Friends of Aratoi, and the Masterton District Council Creative Communities Scheme.

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