Ex­hi­bi­tion a must see

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An up­com­ing in­stal­la­tion at Pataka will act as a ves­sel of hope and a warn­ing for the fu­ture.

Ge­orge Nuku’s Bot­tled Ocean 2116 is part of the New Zealand Fes­ti­val and will be on show in Porirua from Fe­bru­ary 21 till May 15.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures a dou­ble-hulled waka made of dis­pos­able drink bot­tles.

It will be dis­played as if it is float­ing and will be sur­rounded by imag­ined crea­tures of the deep made from re­cy­cled plas­tic. Nuku is a well-re­garded Maori artist. His works range from del­i­cate jade and pearl amulets to stone sculp­tures of life size Poly­ne­sian demi-gods and Maori cul­tural he­roes.

The Auck­land artist has been ex­hibit­ing his work since the 1980s.

His work has been show­cased around the world, with sev­eral in­stal­la­tions in Eng­land and Canada.

Bot­tled Ocean 2116 is one of Pataka’s ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tions this year, and will be one not to miss.

Nuku has been work­ing with weavers from Te Wananga o Aotearoa to cre­ate the un­der­sea crea­tures that will form part of his in­stal­la­tion.

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