toi māori on the map
1 x 52 mins
The 2006 Pasifika Styles exhibition at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in England was a unique showcase of contemporary art from the Pacific.
The two-year long show confronted the contentious origins of the museum’s Pacific artefacts by inviting 15 contemporary Māori and Pacific artists to show works and revitalise the taonga (treasures) already on display.
Toi Maori on the Map follows two of the 15 artists, George Nuku and Tracey Tawhiao, on their journey from K Road to Cambridge where they collaborate with objects, curators, fellow artists and scholars in one of the most significant exhibition of contemporary Polynesian art.