Te Rua o te Moko

18 December 2015 – 3 April 2016

Each of the eighteen rūnanga within Ngāi Tahu are represented here by a work of art depicting a significant land site.

For Ngāi Tahu, the land is whenua—the placenta from which life is sustained. In this exhibition, the re-purposing of early landscape paintings of Te Waipounamu / the South Island as indigenous territory allows us to consider these works within a new frame and to look again at the rich and complex histories we share. 

Exhibition number 988