Whiti te ra, 1962, Matchitt, Paratene (1933– ), New Zealand. Purchased 2003. Te Papa

A Personal Perspective on Art 


Examine a range of art works on display at Te Papa and use your observation and critical-thinking skills to develop your own personal responses to them. Discuss questions such as what the artists’ intentions might have been, how the art works were made, when and why they were made, and what they mean to you.

Programme information

Availability: From Term 1, 2014

Learning areas and strands:

  • Visual Arts – Understanding the Arts in Context; Communicating and Interpreting
  • Art History – Level 2.6
  • NCEA achievement standards 2013

Year levels: 9–13

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (teachers and adult helpers are free)

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