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Ruatara's Flags & other Fabrications

An exhibition of original creations by Maureen Lander.


Kerikeri Mission Station

246 Kerikeri Road
Kerikeri 0230

+64 9 407 9236

The artworks, which incorporate weaving and sculpture, are inspired by the deep connections of prominent Ngāpuhi figures like Hongi Hika, Ruatara and Hariata Rongo to the Kerikeri Mission Station and wider Bay of Islands. 

These are works that speak to the tupuna – ancestors – of this place both Māori and Pākehā, and to the Kaupapa of each, stitching new learnings with highly valued traditions, weaving together narratives of fact and fiction, and giving people the opportunity to engage with this ongoing conversation.

Born in Rāwene, Maureen is of Ngāpuhi, Te Hikutu, Irish, Scottish, and English descent. She is one of Aotearoa’s leading artists and was named as a New Zealand Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate in 2022. She is described as an active multi-media installation artist who has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally since 1986.

Tickets available at The Stone Store.

  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Members have free entry.
  • $20.00 per adult (accompanying children under 18 have free entry).