Recharting the Gulf

The Details

Name - Recharting the Gulf

Location - Mount Wellington War Memorial Park

Created By - Philippa Bentley

Sponsor - Tamaki Regeneration

Design Inspiration

This Whale Tail re-imagines, re-charts, the Hauraki Gulf to tell a tale of a shifted world view ‒ where people are part of nature, not separate from it; where everything is interconnected and in harmony. The Tail shows familiar, recognisable islands of the Gulf, such as Rangitoto and Waiheke, anchoring theTail in local waters ‒ alongside human forms, portrayed not as distant observers/recorders but as islands, motu, part of the map itself, an intrinsic element for a healthy ocean environment.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail