In December 1642 the first meeting between Māori and Europeans took place: Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri and Abel Tasman. This encounter is illustrated from a 17th century point of view in the now iconic image of the 'Murderer's Bay'. Project 'View on Golden Bay' wants to rebuild this illustration with the help of views from artists, writers and researchers from both New Zealand and The Netherlands. The project will result in a book and exhibition. (read more).  In december 1642 vond de eerste ontmoeting plaats tussen Māori en Europeanen: Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri en Abel Tasman. Deze ontmoeting wordt vanuit 17e eeuw Europees perspectief weergegeven in de inmiddels iconografische illustratie van de 'Moordenaarsbaai'. Project 'Zicht op Golden Bay' wil dit beeld opnieuw opbouwen met behulp van inzichten van kunstenaars, schrijvers en onderzoekers uit zowel Nieuw-Zeeland als Nederland. Het project zal resulteren in een boek en expositie. (lees meer).


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‘The Endeavour in Queen Charlotte Sound’  ‘De Endeavour in Queen Charlotte Sound’

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Brain Flintoff: “In this picture Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour is shown leaving Queen Charlotte Sound at the top of the South Island, but might as well depict one of Abel Tasman’s ships leaving Mohua / Golden By. Deze afbeelding laat kapitein Cook’s schip The Endeavour zien als deze Queen Charlotte Sound verlaat, aan de top van het Zuidereiland, maar het zou net zo goed een van Abel Tasman’s schepen kunnen voorstellen terwijl deze Mohua / Golden Bay verlaten.”

“It is drawn in the conceptual style used in Maori Art. Having left a number of casualties in it’s travel the stern is depicted as a fearsome face. The flag becomes a Heru, the hair ornament of an important person. The mast is shown as a Tewhatewha, a long wooden fighting weapon. The sails are stylised Koru, a design element adapted from the uncurling fern fronds which unroll into dramatic new life. These are used to depict any strong and positive elements, so they also become symbols for the waves of the sea as well as the bush covered sides of the sounds.”

contribution bijdrage: Brian Flintoff, Nelson, New Zealand.

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