Artbank: October 9, 2016


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This week the all-wahine tattoo crew Karanga Ink was in studio. Pip Hartley and Tyla Vaeau Ta'ufo'ou discussed the traditional t? moko and tatau influences, and contemporary ones, that go into their designs. Karanga Ink also hosts Ki gallery, a space for Maori and Pacific art as well as indigenous art from around the world. Tom also talked to Emma Jameson, assistant curator at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Her new exhibition of Frederich Leightons illustrations of George Eliot's writing Is now on. Such Illustrations have traditionally been viewed and treated as “craft” as opposed to art objects in their own right – an issue much debated in the 19th century with the rise in popularity of illustrations.

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