Aspiring of the North

Aspiring of the North

Bridget Reweti

The Pah Homestead TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

2 April – 19 May 2019
Opening Night 15 April, 6pm

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) presents a series of hand-coloured photographs taken of the Matterhorn around Zermatt, Switzerland. Whilst Aotearoa’s own Titirea/Mt Aspiring is colloquially referred to at the Matterhorn of the South, this series of photographs playfully examines such antipodean narratives. Taken on a half-frame camera with 35mm film, the work focuses on the Matterhorn through staged stereoscopic views. Alongside this series are works in development from Bridget’s recent Wild Creations residency supported by the Department of Conservation and Creative New Zealand. Bridget spent the 2018/19 summer photographing club ski fields in Aotearoa.

Bridget Reweti,  Hi Vis,  2018, hand-coloured half-frame print

Bridget Reweti, Hi Vis, 2018, hand-coloured half-frame print


Bridget Reweti is an artist from Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi in Tauranga Moana, Aotearoa. Her lens-based practice practice explores landscape perspectives and contemporary indigenous realities.

Bridget is part of Mata Aho Collective, a collaboration between four Māori women artists who produce large scale textile works, commenting on the complexity of Māori lives. She is also an active member of Kava Club, a Wellington based collective of Māori and Pacific artists, performers, activists and supporters. Kava Club produce thematic public events that disrupt formulaic modes of representation of minorities.

Currently living in Wellington, Bridget holds a Masters in Māori Visual Arts from Toioho ki Āpiti, Massey University and a PgDip in Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. Bridget has held numerous residencies both nationally and internationally and her work is held in both private and public collections (including the Wallace Arts Trust).