Stories behind the portraits – in New Zealand Sign Language
Curator Historical New Zealand Art Rebecca Rice and Curator Mātauranga Māori Matariki Williams tell NZSL Presenter Theresa Cooper about four of the artworks on the portrait wall in Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand.
Te Umukohukohu pūtātara
“Taonga puoro allows us to signify to visitors that they will be encountering a wall that depicts contended histories.”
Matariki Williams talks about Te Umukohukohu pūtātara:
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This portrait wall forms part of the Toi Art exhibition ‘Tūrangawaewae: Art & New Zealand’, which spans historical portraiture to contemporary practice, with art works that inspire and provoke, question and console.