Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2009 Seminar Series
Since receiving a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga grant in 2005 the sculpture and video installation 'Āniwaniwa', by Brett Graham and Rachael Rākena, has been exhibited in Palmerston North, Hamilton, the International Arts Festival, Wellington, the 'Ten Days On the Island' festival, Hobart, Tasmania, and the 52nd Venice Biennale.
The exhibition, which was inspired by the flooding of a small power station and village on the Waikato River, was embraced by Ngāti Korokī whose wāhi tapu and urupā were also destroyed. Ngāti Korokī have subsequently presented the exhibition to NIWA, Mighty River Power and Transpower as an illustration of their historical and spiritual connection to the Waikato River. The seminar will explore how 'Āniwaniwa' has been received in its various venues and its ongoing history since returning 'home'.