• Shane Cotton

A major exhibition of new work by leading contemporary artist Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) – the first public show in the place he was raised, Te Awakairangi Hutt Valley.

In a suite of brand new works, Cotton brings together Upoko tuhituhi (head markings), mania, native birds and sailing ships to animate questions about history, culture and identity that reverberate from Aotearoa’s pre-human past right to the present.

Te Puāwai is a compelling and unmissable exhibition.

Opening Hours

  • Open daily, 10am - 5pm


  • 45 Laings Road
  • Pōneke Wellington, Lower Hutt