9 Apr 2011

Exhibition of taonga and contemporary art opens

6:08 am on 9 April 2011

One of the largest-ever exhibitions of ancient taonga and contemporary Maori art opens at Te Papa Tongarewa on Saturday.

Rhonda Paku, the national museum's senior curator for matauranga Maori, says E tu Ake (Standing Strong) will run until June, when it starts its international tour.

She told Waatea News it's great to see the work of artists like Shane Cotton, Robyn Kahukiwa, Lisa Reihana, and Fiona Partington being showcased alongside traditional work.

Rhonda Paku says E tu Ake will open in Paris in October as the first step in an international tour lasting four years.