Nathan Pohio, artist and assistant curator at Te Puna o Waiwhetū - The Christchurch Art Gallery - talks about two exhibitions currently on display -The Maori Moving Image and Tributes of Aroha.
Wheriko - Brilliant! installation view at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, May 2019. Photo: John Collie
Lisa Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāi Tū), Native Portraits n.19897 (1997). Eleven-channel video waharoa. Courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa
Maureen Lander Flat-Pack Whakapapa 2017. Harakeke, muka. Collection of the artist. Image: Mark Tantrum
Rachael Rakena (Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi), ... as an individual and not under the name of Ngāi Tahu, 2001. Single-channel SD video (9 mins 24 secs). Courtesy of the artist
Robert Jahnke (Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau a Iritekura, Te Whānau a Rakairoa o Ngāti Porou), Te Utu. The Battle of the Gods, 1980. 16mm animation transferred to digital (7 mins). Courtesy of the artist, with thanks to Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
Sarah Hudson Rachael and Indigo in Harakeke 2016. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist