Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change Faka-Tokelau: Nonofo ma nā Hūiga

Explore Tokelau’s unique way of life, faka-Tokelau, through the lenses of two New Zealand photographers. Glenn Jowitt visited in 1981, Andrew Matautia 36 years later, in 2017.

The photographs on display reveal how change is constant on Tokelau’s fragile atolls. But faka-Tokelau is resilient, and locals tackle every challenge collectively, with inspiring ingenuity.

Faka Tokelau: Living with Change was on display at Te Papa 15 Feb – 2 Nov 2020 and is now available for touring.

Two men holding bunches of bananas balanced on their shoulders pose for a photo


Glenn Jowitt, Men carrying bananas, Tokelau, 1981. Gift of Glenn Jowitt Estate, 2015. Te Papa (E.007344/18)


Tour schedule

Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton 10 May – 18 Jun 2021
Millennium Gallery, Blenheim 27 Mar – 2 May 2021

Hosting enquiries

Jake Yocum, Touring Exhibition Manager
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7317
Email: touringexhibitions@tepapa.govt.nz