By Rice, RebeccaBy Williams, MatarikiDesigned by Simpson, GregTranslated by Aperahama, RaneaTranslated by Tibble, Stephanie
The portrait wall in Toi Art, the art gallery within New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa, is the
most popular art exhibition for museum visitors. Hung salon-style on dark red walls, its 36 arresting
portraits span historical portraiture to contemporary practice, and represen...t mana. This handy book
details each work in both English and te reo Maori and is the perfect souvenir of a visit to Te Papa and
an ideal starting point for exploring questions of art, identity, and cross-cultural exchange.Read more
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Dr Rebecca Rice is Curator Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa. Her current research focuses on nineteenth-century female botanical artists, the visual culture of the New Zealand Wars, and the impact of impressionism on New Zealand artists at home and abroad. Matariki Williams (Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Hauiti, Taranaki) is Pou Hitori Maori Matua | Senior Maori Historian at Manatu Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and History. She interested in the depth and breadth of matauranga Maori and te ao Maori and how this contributes to a diverse contemporary Maori society. Her research interests include contemporary social history, art, and digital expressions of self and culture. As an arts writer, her writing has featured in frieze, Art in America, Pantograph Punch, The Spinoff, and e-Tangata. Matariki is also a Trustee for Contemporary HUM.
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