Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Opening of The long waves of our ocean: New responses to Pacific poem


Opening of The long waves of our ocean: New responses to Pacific poems

Friday 25 November
5.30pm to 7.30pm

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa is delighted to invite you to the opening of our next exhibition The long waves of our ocean: New responses to Pacific poems at 5.30pm on Friday 25 November 2022. 

Please join us in the foyer of Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor at the National Library (entrance via 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon) for refreshments, performance and kōrero.

For this exhibition, early-career artists Sione Faletau, Ayesha Green, Turumeke Harrington, Ana Iti, Sione Tuívailala Monū, Ammon Ngakuru and James Tapsell-Kururangi have created new artworks made in response to a selection of poems by Alistair Campbell, Keri Hulme, J. C. Sturm, Hone Tuwhare and Albert Wendt. These artists and writers address Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa in its varied and shifting roles, engaging with fictions and histories and encouraging us to inhabit new perspectives. 

On Saturday 26 November from 11am to 12pm, join curator Hanahiva Rose and some of the contributing artists for a tour of the exhibition. 

RSVP here

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