• Ans Westra

Performance is at the heart of Māori culture and the way Māori engage with each other and the world, whether to celebrate, seduce, entertain, express dissent or anger, or grieve.

The images in this exhibition – many being shown for the first time ever - are a record of traditions and cultural practices that came under pressure at a time when Māori were being encouraged to migrate to urban centres for integration and eventual assimilation.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
  • Saturday 11am - 4pm


  • 241 Cuba Street
  • Wellington, 6011