He Rau Maharataka Whenua: A Memory of Land

17 September 2016 – 18 February 2018

Canterbury modernist landscape painting from the collections of Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery, poignantly revised from within a Kāi Tahu perspective

The exhibition questions what meaning is present within these well-known and much-loved works of the 1930s and 1940s for tangata whenua – the people of the land.

Te Puna o Waiwhetū is honoured to be able to present the works with commentary from a Kāi Tahu perspective generously provided by Ta Tipene Gerald O'Regan, Kaumatua o Ngāi Tahu, Upoko Rūnaka Awarua and Adjunct Professor Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury.