In the year 1760, a Polynesian priest stood on a beach and began to declare through prophetic utterance an imminent change which would commence upon the arrival of ‘The Glorious Children of Te Tumu’. Benjamin Work an artist of Tongan and Pākehā (New Zealand European) heritage, has developed a bold visual language that references historical narratives, design elements and semiotics particular to Tongan culture.
Supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearea
Friday 27 May – Saturday 11 June
Salisbury Arts Centre