Skip to content

Mana Whenua


Frustrated by only being able to find historical accounts of kokowai (naturally occuring colour pigments), this beautiful book was made by commissioning new works by 11 contemporary Maori artists who use whenua (nature) in their practices. This collective of artists and researchers was explored in the 2020 lockdown based in Whakatāne and online. 

It was made to encourage whakawhanaungatanga, interconnectedness between Māori artists and those interested in the sustainable art making practices of our tūpuna. 

- A4 size
- 55 pages