Organised by Louisa Paul

    Explore the beauty and diversity of moko kanohi (facial markings), an ancient and evolving art form of Māori culture, in Kanohi Kitea (The Seen Face). You will see how moko kanohi blends different elements and reflects the past, present, and future of the people who wear it. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and significance of moko kanohi in the fabric of Māori culture.

    Kanohi Kitea: The Seen Face is a celebration of the revitalization of this endangered cultural practice. It pays homage to the dedicated individuals who have breathed new life into this art form, reclaiming their heritage and cultural bonds.

    Opening Hours

    • Open daily
    • 9.30am - 4.30pm


    • 208 Bridge Street
    • Whakatū, Nelson