Te Whare Puanga celebrates the recent creative work of women in Wellington based in traditional Māori and Pacific Island cultures but extending into contemporary forms of artistic expression. Mats, baskets, cloaks, hats, tukutuku, tivaevae and other items display both common links and differences between these two communities.
Te Whare Puanga has been curated by leading weaver Erenora Puketapu-Hetet. It is the result of a partnership between tangata whenua of Wellington, City Gallery Wellington, and Raranga ki Poneke of Aotearoa Moananui a Kiwa Weavers.
Supported by Te Waka Toi and South Pacific Arts Council.