Low, soft wire barriers along two walls in Colin McCahon gallery
Tūrangawaewaeplace of belonging, location of identityMāori | Noun suggests a foundation, a sense of belonging in this Pacific place – Aotearoa
AotearoaNew ZealandMāori | Noun. Together, these works may help us find our own place to stand.
There are five exhibition areas within Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand.
Where should an exhibition of New Zealand art begin? This gallery offers several toi whenua, or sources of creativity – through sculpture, painting, film, and tapa.
Encounters | Ngā tai whakarongorua
The portraits in this gallery represent mana
manaprestige, powerMāori | noun. Some trumpet the status of European royalty, Māori leaders, or prosperous colonial settlers in New Zealand. Others advertise the skills of the artist. All carry with them stories from the past into the present.
I stand up | Matika maranga
What difference does art make? Created from the 1950s to the 1990s, these works span a time of enormous political and social change.
A group of Colin McCahon’s most important works are on display coinciding with the centenary of the artist’s birth.