image2 | He tupare o ka kupu (a garland of words) 🎧

The production of the touchstone was a collaboration between Huata, Khyla, myself and three graduate students from Dunedin School of Art (left to right): Jennifer Duff (descendent of early Māori tribes; Kati Mamoe, Waitaha and Te Atiawa), Brendon Monson (descendent of one of Dunedin’s first-ship colonists) and Pete Murphy (Kai Tahu). It was appropriate to the work’s purpose that all participants should be from the Polytech. The touchstone was a project that directly integrated both my educational and making practices.

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