The Weta Digital Season of Kura Moana
Experience this gift to Wellington as you wander the waterfront and discover local stories animated in new ways.
“Kura Moana focuses on Te Moananui a-Kiwa, the great ocean, and its role as connector between Aotearoa and across all the Pacific nations. I have created a series of installations that invite families and communities to discover iconic locations on the Wellington waterfront in new ways, to think about some of the local histories and stories that relate to this place. It's about travellers, those who dared to traverse the Pacific, people who seek something new, another life. Kura Moana is a treasure hunt across the waterfront and I’m hoping that kids will go on a journey to discover the different installations – there's music, song, playful inflatable sculptures and an augmented reality experience. I can’t wait to bring this art experience to Pōneke."
— Lisa Reihana, Artist in Focus
Ko Kura Moana tēnei, he whakaaturanga toi e pā ana ki Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, nā Lisa Reihana o Te Tai Tokerau. He whakaaturanga toi ataata, toi whakaari anō hoki, he auaha, he ahurei, he rerekē, otirā he kounga, he ātaahua. Ko te Kaupapa ko te moana tonu, me ō tātou tipuna māia, ō tātou tipuna mātau, i takahia noatia e rātou te whānui, te whāroa o te moana. Ka mutu, he kēmu kimi kura (treasure hunt) hei mahi mā ngā tamariki, otirā mā te katoa. Hei whakaaturanga tēnei e tō mai ai ngā whānau, mātua mai, tamariki mai, koina tā Reihana i whai ai.