McIntyre Wilson, Matthew
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Matthew McIntyre Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist, jeweller and weaver. Mentored by master weaver Rangi Kiu (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), McIntyre Wilson’s work uses traditional Māori weaving techniques and patterns as a continuing investigation and exploration of the whakapapa of weaving in contemporary form. McIntyre Wilson also directly researches museum-held Taonga Māori and archives, his object-making and weaving work providing an indigenous response to museological practice.

This work mounts six individual pieces, tiny kete woven in copper and fine silver, the artist elegantly weaving together strands of knowledge of traditional Māori raranga whakairo / weaving with formal jewellery training showing his eye for detail, beauty and workmanship.

Matthew McIntyre Wilson (born 1973, Hastings, Taranaki iwi, Titahi/Nga Mahanga hapu) graduated with a Certificate in Craft and Design from Whitireia Polytechnic in 1992, and a Diploma in Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery from Hawke's Bay Polytechnic in 1996. McIntyre Wilson has exhibited and had his work collected nationally and internationally, with highlights including: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa collecting his works made in response to the Māori Collection; the projects Matthew McIntyre Wilson & Maker Unknown 2014-2015, Pataka Art + Museum, the Māori Art Market, and Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia; Courtenay Place Park Lightboxes for Matariki 2018 and He Raukura 2019, a carved weaving sculpture series for Waitohi-Johnsonville Community Hub.
copper, silver
Frame hxw: 573 x 707mm
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