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Aroha Gossage

Aroha Gossage graduated with a Masters of Art & Design (Honours) in 2015, Auckland University of Technology. Her Iwi (tribe) of Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Ati Awa and the hapu (sub-tribe) Ngāti Ruahine/Ruanui, Ngāti Manuhiri.

Gossage has been represented at ARTIS Gallery since September 2016, when she exhibited in a joint exhibition ‘Waenga’ with Maori artist, Zena Elliott.

During 2016 Gossage was commissioned by the Kelliher Art Trust to paint a work of Little Barrier Island which was unveiled in December 2016. In March 2017 the Kelliher Art Trust held an exhibition of their Collection – ‘New Zealand Landscapes, Six Decades: Leonard Mitchell to Aroha Gossage’.

Her first solo exhibition at ARTIS, Whenua, was held in March/April 2017. The huge interest in this exhibition resulted in all works selling – one of which was purchased by the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The body of work in Whenua focused on a personal and spiritual relationship with the coastal area north of Auckland named Pakiri and Little Barrier Island, the ancestral home of Ngāti Manuhiri.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT ARTIS

2018  – Wairua, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2017 – Whenua, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 – Morris, P.,  An Unfolding of Time: Aroha Gossage’s ‘Whenua’. Art New Zealand, 162 (Winter 2017), pp.76-9
Seven stars of Matariki, Art Zone, 69 (2017), p.26
2016 – McNamara, TJ. (2016, September 24). At the Galleries. New Zealand Herald.


ACADEMIC HISTORY

2015 Masters of Art & Design (Honours), AUT, Auckland
2014 Post Graduate Honours, AUT, Auckland
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, AUT, Auckland
2010 – 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Quay School of Arts, UCOL, Wanganui

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Wairua, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
2017 – Whenua, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland

MAJOR COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

2017 Auckland War Memorial Museum
2016 Kelliher Art Trust
2015 James Wallace Collection

AWARDS

2011 Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui – Patillo Scholarship Finalist

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