PAEMANU : TAURAKA TOI - A LANDING PLACE
will occupy the six galleries on the second floor of the Dunedin
Public Art Gallery from 12 December 2021 – 27 April 2022
Exhibition areas / Kaupapa
Whakahekeka o kā Roimata
Kāi Tahu histories of migration, settlement and occupation are held in the physical landscape of Te Waipounamu. Land and sea formations recall the actions of atua; place-names record particular narratives and events; cultural practices seek to maintain the unique balance of the ecosystems that sustain and shelter.
Since waka first landed on the shores of Te Waipounamu, journeys have been made inland. The artworks in Whakahekeka o kā Roimata engage with these stories of movement and habitation through the landscape, tracing old pathways and creating new ones of their own.
Artists - Mahi Toi
Ross Hemera, Turumeke Harrington, Kiri Jarden, Simon Kaan,
Nathan Pohiō, Rachael Rakena, Jennifer Katarina Rendall,
Andre Te Hira, Jon Tootill