Kupe SitesNgā tapuwae o Kupe

Stunning photography – landmarks from Kupe’s voyage. Host this touring art exhibition at your venue.

Kupe Sites presents 36 stunning black-and-white photographs that show physical landmarks associated with Kupe’s voyage to Aotearoa. It also tells some of the stories of these special places.

The photographs are supported by a map locating the sites, as well as an audiovisual of iwi representatives from the four districts covered in Kupe Sites (northern New Zealand, Wairarapa, Wellington, and northern South Island) talking about the meanings, significance, and histories of the sites.

Originally shown as part of the Voyagers exhibition, Kupe Sites has been developed to tour around New Zealand.

Te Kawau-a-toru (The pet shag of Kupe) French Pass, Marlborough, 2002, by Michael Hall. Commissioned by Te Papa with Government Capital Grant, 2002. Te Papa (F.007215/04)

Tour schedule and availability

Kupe Sites is available as a touring exhibition now.

Marlborough Art Gallery, Blenheim23 Sep – 19 Nov 2023

Hosting enquiries

Pat Stodart, Touring Exhibition Manager
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7255
Email: touringexhibitions@tepapa.govt.nz