Story: Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities

'Gaymes gaymes gaymes'

'Gaymes gaymes gaymes'

This 2009 artwork is by Richard Kereopa, a Māori artist of Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tainui and Ngāpuhi descent who identifies as a whakawahine. It was shown in the exhibition 'Mana Takatāpui: Taera Tāne', at the City Gallery, Wellington, in 2011. The exhibition explored Pacific perspectives on gay culture and male sexuality in New Zealand society.

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City Gallery Wellington
Digital print by Richard Kereopa

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Clive Aspin, 'Hōkakatanga – Māori sexualities - Sexual diversity in contemporary Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31709/gaymes-gaymes-gaymes (accessed 27 June 2017)

Story by Clive Aspin, published 5 May 2011, updated 31 May 2017