The National presents a small selection from two recent bodies of work by Areta Wilkinson (Ngāi Tahu jeweller) and Mark Adams (pākeha photographer).
Works by Areta Wilkinson and Mark Adams explore their response to their cultures, their histories and engagement in Te Waipounamu – the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
These two antagonists, who happen to be married, have found an intersection of both their art practices in the site of the museum storeroom. In 2009 a residency by Areta Wilkinson & Mark Adams at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge began a seven-year investigation of South Island taonga Māori and other cultural material held in Oceanic collections in New Zealand, England and Germany.
Tues 22 Aug - Sat 9 Sept
Tues to Fri 10:30AM – 5:30PM
Sat 10:30AM – 4:00PM
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Creative New Zealand Craft Object Fellowship 2015
The Leverhulme Trust