Enjoy Contemporary

Event RSVP

Join Enjoy Contemporary from 5:30 pm Thursday 10/02 for the opening of two new projects: Hanna Shim 심한나 Wishing you well and Hōhua Thompson Kua whati te rākau.


  • A valid COVID-19 vaccination pass is required to attend this opening
  • Recording your visit by app or manual sign in is required
  • Face covering is mandatory while indoors
  • Capacity is limited to a maximum of 50 people inside.

Tension and precarity are not new concepts for most cultures, especially since the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Māori have dealt with these issues before. Great migrations, wars and the constant onslaught of colonisation have given us examples of how our tīpuna handled these situations.

Kua whati te rākau is a meditation on resilience in te ao Māori explored through installations of elastic strapped rimu combining tradition and adaptability. Artist Hōhua Thompson draws inspiration from pūrakau relating to the migration of ancestral waka Te Arawa and has produced these new works in his homeland Rotorua and his current home Whanganui, in collaboration with his mother and father.


  • Thu 10 Feb


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 211 Left Bank
  • Te Aro
  • Pōneke Wellington