This exhibition portrays Aotearoa’s nature and wildlife, created by two artists whose ethnic origins are East Asia. Yeong Kyung is from South Korea and Ayumi is from Japan.
Both Ayumi and Yeong like immersing themselves in the beauty and nature of their adopted country. They particularly love and appreciate New Zealand’s unique bird-life and birdsong that have been part of Aotearoa since the dawn of time. They wish to engage and connect to others who also appreciate Aotearoa’s precious taonga - the native species both birds and plants; but to experience it from their very unique perspective as ‘manahiri’ to Aotearoa.
taonga - treasure, manuhiri - visitors