The Ngai Tahu tower trail

Have you noticed the artwork in the help point towers around campus? Curious? From tower one on Science Road to tower 13 at Dovedale campus, these images weave a story of creation, adaptation and the development of biculturalism in Aoteaoroa New Zealand through mythology, religion, art and architecture.

Created by Ngāi Tahu artist Hori Te Ariki Mataki, the drawings weave the University and its on-going transformation into the story through images that are especially familiar. On the back of the towers, each piece of artwork is explained, with a map to help you follow the trail from start to finish.

Take some friends on a journey along the trail and discover that biculturalism is no new concept, but an inherent part of the evolution of the Canterbury district.

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