Inspired by Matariki


Te Huanui is celebrating Matariki for the month of July, featuring the creative inspiration and interpretations of the Maori New Year with works by Francine Spencer, Linda Scott, Jane McCulla and Kristine Daly in “Inspired by Matariki”. The exhibition will open Friday, 3 July and run until Thursday, 30 July 2020.

Francine Spencer is a multi-media artist, well known for her intricate weaving alongside her works combining sculpture and paintings. Francine’s works have been shown internationally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, through her contributions with Gisborne District Council.

Linda Scott began her raranga journey 10 years ago, with her studies leading her to complete her Bachelor of Applied Arts – Toi Poutama through Whitireia Polytechnic. Linda’s woven pieces include a rapaki – worn around shoulders, kete and kakahu, using harakeke (flax) and muka (flax fibre).

Kristine Daly’s works are often in acrylics  but she’s also well known for her work in felted wool. Kristine celebrates Matariki in her work spiritually, surrounded by her children and symbolically, highlighting the harvest festival.

Jane McCulla’s works in clay relate to her personal dialogues with her environment. Jane’s experiences in rural or remote landscapes and seascapes have left her fascinated with momentary glimpses in time. Her works often highlight archaeological references, communicating man’s presence and time, the rhythms and routines of life leading her to manipulate earth’s primary material, clay.

Te Huanui is currently operating at reduced hours for the remainder of winter, closed Monday-Tuesday, 11am-2pm Wednesday-Thursday and 10am-4pm Friday-Sunday. 

Interested in exhibiting at Te Huanui?


Our Gallery Committee plans the gallery programme every year in August and invite applications from both emerging and established artists for approximately month-long exhibitions.

Fees for exhibitions do vary on the number of artists, a sample schedule can be provided on request. Te Huanui commission is 28.5% (25% plus GST), pricing supplied to the gallery should be inclusive of this.

Check out our Application Form for an exhibition.

If you’re not keen on a month-long exhibition, Gallery 2 might be for you. Artist members s can supply as many works as they like! To exhibit in Gallery 2, you’ll need to complete an Artist Membership form. Gallery 2 also has a 28.5% commission, so pricing will need to include this.


If you’d like to join Te Huanui in either Gallery 1 or Gallery 2, contact Katrina at

Te Huanui, 17 South Terrace, Darfield
Open 11am–2pm, Wednesday–Thursday
         10am–4pm, Friday–Sunday

Phone: 03 318 8702

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