Puawānanga - Stars of the Forest
Angela Kilford & Aliyah Winter
Cnr Tory and Vivian streets
During Matariki the stars, specifically the rising of Puanga mark the beginning of the New Year. In whakapapa and in Māori cosmology, puawānanga (Clematis paniculata) is the daughter of Puanga and Rehua. Artists Angela Kilford and Aliyah Winter connect earthly and celestial realms in their temporary billboard project throughout June 2017. The artists created a constellation of puawānanga blooms celebrating the close connections between all things through whakapapa.