Karupu Whero

Bob Jahnke explores the connections between light and reflection, history and retrospection.

Karupu Whero, utilises neon and mirror, transforming the club and diamond – key symbols associated with Māori spiritual leader Rua Kēnana, into a multidimensional cosmos, where past, present and future are linked in endless narrative or Whakapapa. A modern take on tukutuku.

Professor Robert (Bob) Jahnke is of Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau-a-Iritekura, Te Whānau a Rakairoa o Ngāti Porou, Samoan-German, Scottish and Irish descent. He has an extensive exhibition history and has works in major public and private collections throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

6 November 2020 – 7 February 2021