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Cover Artist: Penny Howard

Moka's Utu - Penny Howard
Penny Howard  is Ngapuhi, sub-tribe Mahurehure, canoe Ngataki-Matawhaorua  and  ancestor Rahiri. Also of Irish and Scottish Descent.

In 2005 Penny held her first solo show titled “ My Monkey Mind” at the Auckland Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, ‘Hua Kiawaka’. 

In 2007 Penny held her second solo show.  “Souvenirs From My Monkey Mind”, held at Letham Gallery in March 2008.

In 2008 Penny was a finalist in the Waitakere art awards and one of 6 finalists in the Walker and Hall National Two dimensional Art award.

In 2008 "Atārangi Ahau" (the work produced for the Metonymy project) was bought and in 2009 it was gifted  it to Waitakere City council, it is now hung in the council as part of their permanent loan collection.

In 2009 "Atārangi Whenua" (a collaboration with Poet Doug Poole) was exhibited in Whangarei and Auckland in October and November 2009.

In 2010 she exhibited "Parlour Birds" and is currently exhibiting her latest solo show 'Losing My Religion" at Letham Gallery during February 2012, at Letham Gallery in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Her passion will always be family and Art. She is keenly interested in finding the stories from her own family history and the effect of colonisation on the pacific, both environmentally and politically.

Examples of Penny's Work: (click on images below to view larger image)
Huia - Te Aroha Tino Nui - 2010 from Parlour BirdsTui - Your Heart A Rubus Shelter - 2010 from Parlour BirdsTaipari O Maraea - 2009 from Ataarangi WhneuaThe War of 1899 - 2009 from Ataarangi WhenuaAtahu 1 - 2012 from Losing My Religion'Maxim Gun - 2012 from 'Losing My Religion'
Exhibition Catalogue : (Adobe Acrobat required to view)
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