All these poems are read by their creators, members of the Fika writers collective, a group of Pasifka writers hailing from Ōtautahi. These recordings were written and produced as a local complement to the exhibition and curatorial theme of Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania.
Some of the works were written during the lockdown, others were written in response to the exhibition once it opened. All of them embody the ever shifting consciousness of Moana people with diverse cultural ties, politics and reflections.
The copyright in these poems is reserved by their respective creators.
Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i reads her own poem Wayfinding and Wayfinders, written in response to the exhibition Te Wheke: Pathways across Oceania at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
Danielle O'Halloran reads her own poem, I belong to Oceania, like Albert, written in response to the exhibition Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū