It is with great sadness that the team at City Gallery acknowledges the passing of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (ONZM), on Friday evening 10 October 2014. Jonathan was an inspirational teacher who influenced generations of art professionals. His career encompassed several decades in academia as well as two separate periods leading Te Papa's visual arts programme and heading the School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.
Jonathan was a passionate advocate for art, art history and the recognition of Maori culture within the visual arts. His enormous generosity and commitment to the arts community throughout the nation will ensure that his memory and the huge contribution he has made to the arts lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who have been touched by his guidance.
Nga mihi aroha ki a koe
Koutou te whanau pani
E nohoana I raro I Nga kaapua pouri