The Details

Name - Beached

Location - Moana Reserve

Created By - Benjamin Work | Ha’a Lātūhifo

Sponsor - Harcourts

Design Inspiration

This Whale’s Tail is in response to the abuse of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond, principally for financial gain, and considers the repercussions on this unique marine ecosystem.
I’ve incorporated a handful of sand from Tūwakamana (Cockle Bay), and ancient Tongan motifs that feature in my practice, arranged as per a luxury brand ‒ this is a metaphor for the over-commercialisation of our sacred bodies of water throughout Moana Nui ā Kiwa, Aotearoa and ultimately, our marine life paying the real price, beached.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail