Revitalising Cultural Knowledge: Panel Discussion

Revitalising Cultural Knowledge: Panel Discussion


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium


On the opening weekend of Te Rā: The Māori Sail join us for a series of special events.

Join Ranui Ngarimu, Catherine Smith and Donna Campbell as they discuss the project to bring Te Rā to Aotearoa. Find out more about this this awe-inspiring taonga and the Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden funded research project that led to this exhibition.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū welcomes Te Rā, the only known customary Māori sail in existence. Woven from harakeke more than 200 years ago, and held in storage for many years at the British Museum, the homecoming of this taonga is a deeply significant moment for all New Zealanders. Revealing complex weaving technologies, Te Rā is a symbol of Māori skill, innovation and adaptation, and the importance of voyaging in Māori culture. This exhibition presents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to grow their understanding of this important part of our nation’s cultural heritage.