Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award
Kingii Tuheitia Portraiture Award
The Kingii Tuheitia Portraiture Award provides emerging Maaori artists with the opportunity to showcase their talents on the national stage, while also playing an important role in recording and celebrating tuupuna (ancestors) and their stories.
The Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award 2021 exhibition is a showcase of 50 finalists from the inaugural competition, depicting a brilliant variety of approaches and styles in many mediums.
Launched by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata in Wellington, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato is the first venue to host this travelling exhibition, in honour of the Kiingitanga.