Tūpou

The Details

Name - Tūpou

Location - Pescara Point Bridge

Created By - Kāhu Gill, Ngāti Kahungunu

Sponsor - Bed Bath & Beyond NZ

Design Inspiration

Tūpou means to dive as one would for taonga pāua, like a whale for its kai. Tūpou also means a rushing current and to bow the head. These meanings all relate and paint a holistic system recognised by my tīpuna that I reflect on and honour in my design.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail