Aroha Gossage graduated from AUT in 2015, Master of Art and Design with Honours.
Gossage’s works convey a sense of the subtleties of Maori history and ancestry. Aware of an environment that is in a continuous state of change, Gossage explores the concept of environmental awareness and continues to capture the essence of our New Zealand landscape.
Pakiri Beach, north of Auckland, is symbolic to the identity of Gossage’s whanau – it is her Hau Kainga/her homeplace. Little Barrier Island is also the home of her ancestors and both these places feature prominently in her works. Her landscapes express “an unfolding of time, not a specific place in time”.
Gossage’s upcoming exhibition opens on 14th of August 2018 at ARTIS Gallery.