Te Whā a Huna (Aotearoa New Zealand)

Museum of Contemporary Art

Te Whā a Huna, deeply rooted in the ancestral stories, histories, and genealogies of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, emphasises the preservation and accessibility of their artforms for future generations. The collective of weavers, all descendants of the tribe, united to foster Te Wharepora (Māori Weaving Arts) within their tribal lands. Originating from a regional need for culturally significant items, these members passionately promote the art form and its language.

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from Creative New Zealand and Te Kapua Whakapipi Trust and assistance from the Chartwell Charitable Trust.