Areta Wilkinson: Moa-Hunter Fashions

18 September 2020 – 8 February 2021

Artist Areta Wilkinson recalls whakapapa through object making.

Through studio practice and applied research, Wilkinson expresses concepts of Ngāi Tahu whakapapa (genealogy links and relationships) and mahinga kai customary sites of natural resources and cultural production. Like her ancestors before her she utilises local resources for the task at hand – hammerstones from the Waimakariri and Rakahuri Ashley Rivers, local pigments, clays and gold.