ARTH304-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start

He Korero Toi Whiriwhiria: Indigenous Art

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024


An exploration of Indigenous art, including Maori, relating to practice and theory within such institutions as marae, art galleries, museums, and classrooms.

The course will develop an understanding of Contemporary Māori art histories through an expansive kaupapa Māori lens, drawing on ideas from posthumanism, queer ecologies and questions around the Anthropocene alongside and exchanging hau with Te Ao Māori. The course will take a blended learning approach, include both seminars and lectures, with written, oral, and creative practice-based assignments and assessments that support learners to articulate their own relationships with these art histories, epistemologies, and kaupapa.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students will have:
1. An understanding of histories and debates informing Contemporary Māori art histories.
2. The ability to understand and critique a range of methodologies, including kaupapa Māori methodologies.
3. An understanding of their personal position in relation to different knowledge systems and arts practices.
4. The ability to undertake self-directed research, critically evaluate evidence and present well-reasoned arguments.
5. Experience in navigating group work and presenting research outcomes to an audience.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 30 points at 200 level from ARTH, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or from the BFA.

Course Coordinator

Barbara Garrie

This course will be taught by guest lecturer Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Hinerangi me Ngaati Raukawa, Ngaati Mahuta, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Waewae, Kaati Mamoe, Waitaha).


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Presentation 20% Short Seminar Presentation
Essay 40% Research essay
Project 30% Group manifesto project
Participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,641.00

International fee $7,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

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