Topic: Arts

New partnership between Auckland Museum and MIT

By Numia Ponika-Rangi
  • Auckland

Taku Tāmaki -Auckland Stories South at MIT Manukau represents an exciting new partnership between Manukau Institute of Technology and Auckland War Memorial Museum.

This development is the start of what will be an ongoing collaboration with the Museum, MIT and communities, enabling more people to learn and discover their histories and stories.

Located in the atrium of MIT's Manukau campus, the free exhibition explores the stories that have shaped Tāmaki Makaurau and its people - with a South Auckland focus.

You can read the inspirational global success story of hip-hop dance superstar Parris Goebel, see artwork by renowned Papatoetoe artists Charles and Janine Williams, and step back to the high school days when rugby legend Jonah Lomu attended Wesley College.

You can also view portraits from the Polyfest Hair Project by artists Vinesh Kumaran and Ema Tavola. Gordon Toi's tattoo creations will also be on display. He's been a huge contributor towards the resurgence of Tā Moko.

Taku Tāmaki -Auckland Stories South at MIT Manukau is on from 1 March 2016 to 1 March 2017.