A full-colour book titled Manawa—Pacific Heartbeat
by Spirit Wrestler Gallery curators Nigel Reading and Gary Wyatt
documenting the exhibition and the continuing connections between the
Māori of New Zealand and the First Nations people of the Pacific
Alongside each work of
art is a statement by the artist, which provides insight into the
work’s origins, ancestry and genealogy. Also providing context for the
art is an introduction by master Māori painter, curator and writer
Darcy Nicholas, which describes the history of New Zealand’s
contemporary indigenous art movement. An essay by the Spirit Wrestler
Gallery highlights the importance of cross-cultural projects and argues
that cultural fusion has become the single greatest influence on the
evolution of aboriginal art and culture worldwide.
designed and produced, Manawa is a must-have for lovers of aboriginal
art as well as those interested in cross-cultural exchange.
- Written by Nigel Reading and Gary Wyatt
- Introduction by Darcy Nicholas
- Edited by Lucy Kenwood
- Photographs by Kenji Nagai
- Design by Peter Cocking
- Published in Canada by Douglas & McIntyre
- Published in the U.S. by University of Washington Press
- Published in New Zealand by Reed Publishing
View the Manawa—Pacific Heartbeat exhibition.