Seven contemporary artists explore early Māori and European encounters
New work inspired by museum taonga in response to Tuia Ecounters 250
About the exhibition
In Tākiri, An Unfurling, seven contemporary artists explore early Māori and European encounters through new work inspired by museum taonga. Through soundscape, photography, illustration, cloth making, weaving and sculpture, each artist explores and confronts the ongoing impact of these historic events.
The exhibition runs from 12 October 2019 - 7 June 2020 at the Edmiston Gallery, Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa New Zealand Maritime Museum.
Tākiri, An Unfurling is part of the nationwide Tuia 250 commemoration and is supported by funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board Te Puna Tahua,Chisholm Whitney Charitable Trust and Pub Charity.
- Reweti Arapere (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
- Chris Charteris (iKiribati, Fijian, English)
- Kohai Grace (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Porou, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa)
- Nikau Gabrielle Hindin (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi)
- Jasmine Togo-Brisby (Australian South Sea Islander)
- Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāi Hinewaka, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Waewae)
- 7558 Collective
Tuia – Encounters 250 was a commemoration in 2019 marking 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Pākehā in 1769. Tuia 250 celebrated Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific voyaging heritage and was a national opportunity to hold honest conversations about the past, the present and how we navigate our shared future.
Practice grounded in belonging
Ngāti Hinewaka's entrepreneurial first trade with the crew of the HMS Endeavour.
Australian South Sea Islander, artist and mother
Her work speaks to a culture that originated in the Pacific slave trade and advocates for the acceptance of her people in Australia today.
Collaborating with nature
Celebrating oceanic navigation and migration.
Putting Māori narratives in a contemporary light
The story of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.
Revitalising the art of aute
There's so much we can learn from plants
Tupuna traditions, contemporary art
Telling the story of Kupe as the original discoverer of Aotearoa New Zealand.