A set of readings is to be made available on LEARN. Please ensure you have access to the LEARN system, regularly logging in throughout the course. Other material, including books and catalogues, is to be made available, usually reserved, in the UC library system. Mr. Nekerangi Paul of the Macmillan-Brown library is an invaluable resource person for Maori subjects, including those discussed in this course.
Highly recommended reading:
Adsett, S, Ihimaera, W, Whiting, C, (Eds.) Mataora: the living face. Auckland: David Bateman, 1996
Kleinert S and Neale, M (Eds) Oxford Companion to Aboriginal art and culture. Melbourne: OUP
Smith, H, (ed.) Taiäwhio: conversations with contemporary Mäori artists. Wellington: Te Papa Press
Smith, H, (ed.) Taiäwhio II: Contemporary Mäori artists 18 new conversations. Wellington: Te Papa Press
Starzecka, D. C (Ed.) Maori art and culture
Advice on other textbooks will be given as the course progresses.
Website is recommended in order to supplement, rather than replace set readings.
Highly recommended is to spend time browsing through the vast array of exhibition catalogues in the Central Library, Macmillan Brown library and in the Department. They contribute to your understanding of this course as an enhancement of the lectures, tutorials and set readings. They also provide material that can contribute to your assessment tasks, with valuable illustrations and photographs, if not substantial text.
A note on languages used in this course
At least some, very basic familiarity with reo Maori is expected at the outset. However, every encouragement will be given to all students to enhance their current knowledge of this language and other aspects of Maori culture beyond its current level. To a lesser though nonetheless important extent, other Indigenous languages are referred to in this course. Your attempts to familiarise yourself with such words and terms are appreciated, as are your attempts to expand your current understanding of English and Maori language.