Vanue: 101 Wakefield Street
Property Partner: Positively Wellington Tourism
Dates: 27 September - 12 October
Images: Gabrielle McKone
Dirty Laundry is a show of art and design by HORI, a fashion and design label established in 2012 to draw attention to significant Maori and New Zealand issues that the artist/designer feels close to. This Urban Dream Brokerage project’s goal is to open up conversations about difficult subjects. Subjects the artist senses people often feel it is to politically correct to talk about.
Dirty Laundry features art pieces by HORI from past and present including street art, installation, digital based imagery and print. The artist is interested in pushing traditional boundaries, asking "the hard questions of Maori in Aotearoa today", and aims to look at tikanga in a new light.
Originally from Wellingon, Hohepa Thompson aka The Hori ( Ngati Kahungunu) is now resident in Byron Bay, Australia. This project represents a homecoming. The artist’s first solo exhibition, he has been part of other art/design projects and major fashion shows, including three NZ Fashion Week appearances. Thompson is also high school teacher who teaches art and design.