MATARIKI / LOOK BACK / LOOK FORWARD
Matariki, the time to cast our eyes to the stars, to gaze back and honour those we have lost, to look forward to what the new year brings.
A printed ribbon extends, words reaching from the past, and unfurling into the future, providing inspiration and reflection on homegrown perspectives. Our love of creativity, and our reverence for artists, has led to a collaboration with some of Aotearoa’s brightest lights, and, as we approach the new year, we return to their celebrated works, works we are honoured they have shared with us.
Iconic poet & writer, Hone Tūwhare (Ngāpuhi), left an indelible mark on the literary landscape of Aotearoa, his works distinctive in the way they moved between formal and informal, between humour and pathos. When he passed in 2008, Hone Tūwhare had been lauded both at home and on the international stage, having established himself as the people’s poet, his tireless touring and encouragement of others having planted countless seeds of creativity in his wake.
"Ka koukou te rūrū. Ka harakuku ka tute ngā rākau i a rātou ake ka kawea atu e ngā whetū te marama hauwarea rara-kotahi..."