Heads and Tales is an exhibition of fifty small portraits by Joanna Braithwaite that reflect intimate moments between people and animals. It is a conversation that reveals a common compassion – the subjects are drawn from personal and collected photos, sometimes from old magazines and sometimes those of family and friends. There are characters encountered at pet expos and obsessive animal lovers as well as some exaggerated from urban legends.
Hariata Ropata Tangahoe presents a new body of work at Bowen Galleries exploring remembrance. Ira Wahine features portraits of her daughters and her maternal ancestors. In the paintings, Hariata ponders the past and imagines what is yet to come.