Trick or Treaty

Curated by Putaanga Waitoa

Date: Jan 26 – Feb 13Space: Main Gallery

As Aotearoa ventures into a new coalition that vows to undermine the rights of tangata whenua under our partnership the Treaty of waitangi. now more than ever is the time for collaboration; to challenge the status quo for what mahi toi is and what it does for the collective.


trick or treaty speaks to the trickery and deceit that surrounds the documents that united Aotearoa:

the treaty of Waitangi,

te tiriti o Waitangi.


Trick or Treaty is an ode to tangata whenua, the original tricksters, descendants from māui Pōtiki.

toitū te tiriti

toitū te tāngata

toitū te whenua


featuring all original works by;

Cody Hollis / Hamuera Hita / Jacqui Broughton / JR The Free / Keith Cook / Paiana Whaanga / Phil Belcher / Pounamu Wharekawa / Pūtere / Putaanga Waitoa / River Jayden / Tim Steel / Anahera Mear / Mai Marks


Whakatuwhera / opening party: friday 26th Jan / 6pm – 7pm


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