Waihemo Te Awa 2021
Waihemo Te Awa  2021
Te Whata Pāraerae, Waihemo Te Awa  2021
Taki Te Uru, Matakaea  2021
Koekohe, Moeraki  2021
Matakaea  2021
Kātiki, Moeraki  2021
Kā Pehu, Huriawa  2021
Kā Pehu, Huriawa  2021
Tauraka Toi  2021
8 images, pigment inks on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm.
Archival mounting to ACM, framed in white wood.
POA
Ara ki te AraroaMaramai Te Whata, Huriawa  2021
Hue, Koekohe, Moeraki  2021
Trig Station with bullet holes & Hikaroroa, Huriawa  2021
Koekohe (Moeraki Boulders Café)  2021
Waikouaiti Te Awa (crossing)  2021
Waikouaiti Te Awa (hedge)  2021

Waikouaiti Te Awa me Hikaroroa Te Mauka  2021

Waikouaiti Te Awa (substation 1)  2021

Waikouaiti Te Awa (substation 2)  2021

Quarry, Palmerston, Otago  2021
Individual images
Edition of 15, pigment inks on photo rag baryta, unmounted
1,000 x 1,500 mm $8,500 incl GST
700 x 1,060 mm $6,000 incl GST
400 x 600 mm $4,600 incl GST
Multiple image works
pigment inks on photo rag baryta, unmounted
editions and prices shown in image captions
These images of Moeraki, Matakaea, Waihemo, Huriawa and Waikouaiti were made for the exhibition Tauraka Toi: a landing place (Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2021). The Moeraki takiwā was home to my tūpuna wahine – and so Moeraki and nearby Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki were chosen as the starting point for this ongoing series. 
This series represents sites significant to Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe and Kāi Tahu iwi. Waitaha lived in Te Whata Pāraerae, Waihemo from as early as 1300 AD. Te Raka-a-hineatua, the pā site of Taoka at Kātiki, and Te Pā a Te Wera, the pā site of Te Wera at Huriawa, were both fortified pā set in dramatic coastal landscapes. 
The waka Āraiteuru was wrecked on Taki Te Uru reef, Matakaea. Its cargo of kumara, hue and hīnaki washed overboard to transform into the Moeraki boulders.
As part of the Pūtahi / Confluence kaupapa, the image group also reflects on the impact of colonisation on whenua, awa, roto and moana. While the pure landscape images may seem idyllic, the awa are some of the most polluted waterways in Aotearoa due to the impact of deforestation, the draining of wetlands, industrial pollutants, farming practices, urban environments and stormwater run off.

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