• Belal Khaled (Palestine)
  • Monna Jabali (Palestine)
  • Maya Amer (UK)
  • Heba Shammout (Auckland)
  • Sania Naim (Auckland)

FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA - an exhibition of Palestinian artists curated by Kūwao Space.

Kūwao Space, a gallery for art and community based on decolonisation and reconnection in Tauranga, recently opened an exhibition called From The River To The Sea a group show by Palestinian artists. It is an open and inclusive show of solidarity with Palestine, promoting safe discussion and artistic expression. After the show opened, Kūwao was contacted by their letting agent and told to ‘urgently remove all window posters and any political items from the tenancy’ followed by the threat of eviction.

As a fellow Artist Run Initiative and kaitiaki of space for marginalised voices, mothermother expresses its support for Kūwao Space and solidarity with our Palestinian whanaunga in this unimaginably difficult time. ‘From The River To The Sea’ now travels from Tauranga to mothermother in Tāmaki. We are honoured to continue the kaupapa of this living and expanding exhibition project.

MAKE ART NOT WAR - Join us in a participatory art installation to create paper cranes for all people who have lost their lives during the current crisis.

An origami crane is a Japanese artform called a Senbazuru. Traditionally it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami cranes, one's wish would come true. It has also become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times.

Cranes will be made until there is a permanent ceasefire.

This public art project calls for an immediate ceasefire and is supported by: Palestinian Youth Aotearoa (PYA), Dayenu: New Zealand Jews Against Occupation, Artists4Ceasefire and Anu Healing Art Movement.

Opening Hours

  • 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 & 23 December
  • 11am - 3pm


  • 23 Minnie Street
  • Eden Terrace
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland