Paemanu: Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts
To cultivate a vibrant Ngāi Tahu visual culture for future generations by exploring Ngāi Tahutanga through contemporary visual art.
Ko wai mātou? Who are we?
Paemanu: Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts was formed by a group of established Ngāi Tahu contemporary visual art professionals, dedicated to advancing Ngāi Tahu visual culture through creative and innovative artistic expression.
Paemanu is independent of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu but supports and confirms the initiatives and aspirations of our iwi and hapū.
Through the communication of ideas, values and beliefs by visual means, our Ngāi Tahu artists are advocates of fundamental cultural values including whakapapa and wairua. We believe that contemporary visual art practice is a way to engage, investigate, and celebrate Ngāi Tahutanga.