Who shall take responsibility for safeguarding our earth mother Papatūānuku and her resources when our respected elders leave this world?

A collaborative project facilitated by arts practitioner Haoro Hond. Mā wai kē atu takes us on a spiritual and visual journey, layering together the creative work of rangatahi from Ōpunake High School, Waitara High School and Te Kura o Ngaruahinerangi.

This bold, engaging, and symbolic body of paintings invites us to think of our sense of place, our connections to the land and the stories that shape us. It plants seeds of hope to restore balance within Te Tai Ao (environment), moving prosperously forward as a collective, creating a bright future for the benefit of the many generations to come.

Each generation has the responsibility to ensure the successful transmission of scared knowledge. Mā wai kē atu references a very important question that we all must answer: who is responsible?

18 November 2023 - 21 July 2024
Wall Gallery, Puke Ariki Museum
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Suitable for all ages
Fully accessible
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Image credit: Mā wai kē atu logo, Haoro Hond