Events & Community < Visual Arts

Ko Te Tumu Herenga Waka, He Taura Herenga Tangata

Exploring the effects of past and present human settlement in Te Tairāwhiti.

Friday 6 October 2017- Sunday 8 October 2017
City centre

2017 Past Event

Sculptural mixed media works by Lina Marsh exploring the effects of past and present human settlement in Te Tairāwhiti. Marsh is of Niuean Māori descent.

Her works were created in 2016 in response to an environmental history of Tūranganui a Kiwa

The works titled He Tumu Herenga Waka, He Taura Herenga Tangata - Like the post that secures the waka, so too does the rope that binds the people, provide a story about the many waka that travelled to these shores, securing themselves to the tumu people call Te Tairāwhiti. In doing so they are also connecting to this whenua, this land. She says the effects of human settlement in Te Tairāwhiti must be considered to care for the region’s remaining natural resources. 

Free event.