Moana Currents: Gallery Talk
Join Doris de Pont, co-curator of Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now, on a journey through the history and background of the exhibition from the New Zealand Fashion Museum.
Model Layla D wears Shed a Tier dress by Trelise Cooper. Photo by Mara Sommer, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ.
Looking through the lens of fashion, Moana Currents considers the history of migration and cultural exchange, adaption and adoption in the Pacific (Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa). The exhibition and its accompanying publication document how these histories are seen in what we wear and how we adorn ourselves in Aotearoa today.
During this tour Doris will unpick four garments: a dress by Trelise Cooper that harks back to the missionaries, Shona Tawhiao's Ma is White ensemble, a hei tiki from Neil Adcock that can dance, and Steve Hall's urban lavalava – each with a unique backstory and place within the exhibition.
The tour is free but places are limited, so please register below if you'd like to attend.
Exhibition presented in partnership with the New Zealand Fashion Museum.