Ended | This exhibition was on display until 5 April 2021
Made up of thousands of islands in the Pacific Ocean, Oceania covers more than a third of the Earth’s surface, extending from New Guinea to Easter Island, and from New Zealand to Hawaii. The ocean borders the islands, but it has also always been the thing that connects them.
This exhibition focuses on the islanders’ connection with the water and their huge resourcefulness. It features objects of breathtaking beauty, from canoes several metres long and ingenious navigation tools to statues and jewellery.
It also includes contemporary art, with eye-catching pieces like the live-action video by Lisa Reihana and an installation by George Nuku.