E pala ma’a a’e le pala tala

Stones decay, but not words

Stones, pieces of looks at counteracting the language of traditional museum displays. Stones, fibers, pigments and fabric are the tangibles we use to play with Moana notions of cultural materials. The Sāmoan proverb of stones decay, but not words best describes the vitality of Moana people in the changing dynamics of our cultural materials. We aim to curate a show that encourages meaning-making with objects in any space. Both Ashleigh Taupaki and Jasmine Tuiā’s artistic practises helps them make sense of their roles as Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa, thus they want to create a show that is playful, informative and accessible.