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Kanohi Kitea | Maori & Pacific Encounters

29 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2015

Level 5, Te Papa

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<P>In the 1700s, Pacific peoples and Europeans came face to face for the first time. European explorers took numerous images of indigenous people home with them, delighting a curious public. </P> <P>In colonial New Zealand, such depictions were similarly popular among European settlers. But they weren’t the only buyers &#8211; or sellers. M&#257;ori commissioned their own portraits, and experimented with new ideas in their art.&nbsp; </P> <P>The portraits here are at once works of art and links with the past. The canvas dissipates in the moment of encounter &#8211; the tupuna, or ancestors, stand before us.</P> <P><EM>He kanohi kitea, he hokinga mahara.<BR>A face seen, a memory stirred.</EM></P>

Read more about this exhibition in 'Working with Goldie: Roger Blackley on Kanohi Kitea | Maori & Pacific Encounters' in Off the Wall

Selected Works

Tä Moko panel

Tene Waitere

1896-1899

Picture frame

Tene Waitere

Group of Mäori at New Zealand International Exhibition

James Ingram McDonald

circa 1906

Poupou (carved ancestral panel)

Tene Waitere

1903

Poupou (carved ancestral panel)

Tene Waitere

1903

Maori figures looking across an estuary

Louis John Steele

Maori woman preparing food

Louis John Steele

1899

Maoris on a river bank

Frank Wright

1912

Hanne Rupene and her daughter Huria, Manaia Pa, Hauraki

Gottfried Lindauer

1880

Maori women and children on riverbank

Gottfried Lindauer

1910

Old Maori woman with yellow scarf (Ina Te Papatahi)

Mrs Maude M. Burge

circa 1902

Ena Te Papatahi, memories [Ina Te Papatahi, Ngapuhi]

Charles F Goldie

1910

Darby and Joan [Ina Te Papatahi, Ngapuhi]

Charles F Goldie

1903

The widow (Harata Rewiri Tarapata, Ngapuhi)

Charles F Goldie

1903

Anaha Te Rahui, famed Maori carver from Rotorua

Charles F Goldie

1909

Kumete (figure supported bowl)

Anaha K. Te Rahui

circa 1900

Thoughts of a Tohunga, Wharekauri Tahuna [Te Wharekauri Tahuna, Ngati Manawa]

Charles F Goldie

1933

Three Maori women

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

Three Maori women and a baby

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

Maori woman

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

Maori woman and boy

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

Seven girls

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

Maori women and children

Augustus Hamilton

1903-1913

The landing at Mallicolo, one of the New Hebrides

James Basire the Elder, after William Hodges

circa 1777

Oneri divini fatti a Cook

Giovanni A. Sasso

circa 1820

Interno di una casa nell'Isola di Wieutea....

Giovanni A. Sasso

circa 1820

Wahaika (striking weapon)

Unknown

1700s

Poedua [Poetua], daughter of Oreo, chief of Ulaietea, one of the Society Isles

John Webber

1785

Elderly Maori man

John Spiller

1878-1890

Puahaere, Chieftainess of Ngati Paoa

Foy Brothers

1870s-1880s

Tamihana Te Hoia, Paramount Chief of the Ngati Huia Tribe

Gottfried Lindauer

circa 1883

Hon. Wi Tako Ngatata M.L.C., Chief of the Ngatiawa tribe in Taranaki N.Z.

Gottfried Lindauer

1880

Writing compendium of Wi Tako Ngatata

Unknown

1870-1872

H M Rangitakaiwaho, Rangitira Ngati Kahungunu, Wairarapa NZ

Gottfried Lindauer

1880

Mrs Paramena

Gottfried Lindauer

circa 1885

Mr Paramena

Gottfried Lindauer

circa 1885

Maori girl

Gottfried Lindauer

circa 1874

Meiha Keepa Te Rangihiwinui (Major Kemp)

Connolly and Company

1887-1888

The great Ngati Maniopoto chief Wahanui at his house - Alexandra

Burton Brothers studio

7 June 1885

(Hone) Wetere Te Rerenga, wife, and son

Burton Brothers studio

1885

Te Hauhau, Te Kuiti, King Country

Burton Brothers studio

3 June 1885

Poupou (carved ancestral panel)

Tene Waitere

1903

Poupou (carved ancestral panel)

Tene Waitere

1903

Tomika Te Mutu

John Nicol Crombie

1860

Mrs Wallace

James D. Wrigglesworth

1863-1874

Te Rangi Topeora

Edward Smallwood Richards

1862-1870

Maori boy wearing blanket and feathers

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

1869-1876

Maori man with a pipe

Burton Brothers studio

1870s

Maori man wearing a cloak

Unknown

1860s

Two Maori women holding their babies

Unknown

1860s

Maori man with a musket

Hartley Webster

circa 1860s

Maori woman wearing hat and scarf

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

1869-1876

Picture of the discoveries of Captain Cook and La Perouse.

Jacques G. Saint-Sauveur

circa 1796

Weapons used by the New Zealanders called Patoo Patoos

Mr Alexander Hogg, after John Frederick Miller

circa 1785

New Zealand: studies of six Maori heads

Alphonse Pellion

The chief at Santa Christina

John Hall, after William Hodges

circa 1777

Hone Peeti

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Te Herekiekie, Taupo

Edward Smallwood Richards

1862-1870

Taurau Kukupa

Mrs Elizabeth Pulman

1871-1880s

Ratene Hihitaua

Mrs Elizabeth Pulman

1871-1880s

Mohi Ngaponga

James D. Wrigglesworth

circa 1870

Mrs Rabone

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

31 March 1871

Maori man holding patiti (tomahawk)

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Maori man in top hat

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Maori woman wearing top hat and paper fan

Burton Brothers studio

circa 1880

Queen Emma of the Thames gold fields, Auckland, NZ

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

1869-1876

Maori man

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Maori woman wearing cloak

Foy Brothers

1870s-1880s

Whiria Pomare Whetoi II?, Ngäpuhi

George Pulman

circa 1863-1871

Reverend Wiremu Te Koti Te Rato

Heslop Brothers

1867-1876

Maori man wearing kaitaka cloak

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Maori woman with kete

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Maori woman wearing scarf and plaid blanket

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Various articles of Otaheite and New Zealand

John Eastgate

circa 1780

Tipua (ear drop)

Unknown

1770s

Potatow

John Hall, after William Hodges

1777

Omai a native of Ulaietea

Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland

1774

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Dish

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The Clown from Fulham Road

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Simon Denny: Secret Power

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Max Gimblett, &lt;EM&gt;Remembrance&lt;/EM&gt;, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and The Friends of St David’s Trust

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Knowledge on a beam of starlight (panel 1)

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 Flower dish

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T&#239;vaevae ta’&#246;rei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern)

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Louis Rosenberg: Etched into memory

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Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

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Charger

Being Modern

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Te Kooti at Ruatahuna

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Winter in Quebec

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22 Aug 2014 - 01 Mar 2015

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I was born in the Pacific Equinox

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A grain of wheat

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The marriage at Cana

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Marken funeral barge

Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

This is the Trekka

Michael Stevenson: This is the Trekka

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Poster for &#39;James K. Baxter Festival 1973: Four Plays&#39;

Walk with Me

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Bangle

Bone Stone Shell

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Autumn mist

Art of the 20th Century

29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Light Fall

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22 Aug 2014 - 19 Oct 2014

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Brian Brake: Lens on the World

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Te Papa poster no. 22

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29 Mar 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Shi Lu Painting a lotus flower

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Atua #4

Darryn George: Maori abstraction

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Untitled (Textile design no III)

Frances Hodgkins: Textile designs

19 Oct 2013 - 16 Jan 2014

Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan

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13 Jul 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

The girl with flaxen hair

Figures in Light

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Chester Karnofsky

Warhol Aotearoa

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Blue and green Pacific

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Orange on black

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Tawa. From the portfolio: Barry Lett Multiples

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Warhol: Immortal banner image

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Churchward Design Bold Print Negative

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Emerey Weschlette

Yvonne Todd

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Bill Culbert, &lt;EM&gt;Daylight flotsam Venice&lt;/EM&gt; and &lt;EM&gt;Level&lt;/EM&gt;, photograph by Jennifer French, 2013

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Amiens. From the series: The consolation of philosophy: Piko nei te matenga

Remembering the Maori Battalion: Michael Parekowhai

16 Mar 2015 - Jul 2015