Myths and legends are special stories from different cultures. They tell you a lot about the place and people they come from.
Thirty students from Room 5 of St Bernadette’s Primary School in Naenae, Lower Hutt created seven life size figures inspired by traditional myths and legends from the seven main Pacific Island communities in New Zealand – Tonga, Fijian, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Cook Islands, and Niue.
The Artworks were produced as part of PlaNet Pasifika’s annual outreach project designed to allow students from all over New Zealand to engage with Te Papa. The artworks are on display in PlaNet Pasifika till October 2010.
For more information on the artworks, visit PlaNet Pasifika and check out the folder which contains information on the creatures as well as the students who made them.
Read about the arrival of the works at Te Papa on our blog