Manaia offers a wider lens into my eight-week-long ‘Wild Creations Artist in Residence’ awarded by CNZ and DoC in 2018. A natural extension to surveying the marine life unique to the Otago Harbour and Peninsula. I had the benefit to work with the Marine scientists from the University of Otago, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre at Portobello to observe more closely the coastal habitats, behaviour and characteristics of local species.
In Māori mythology, Manaia are considered a guide that leads the spirits to heaven.
Due to screen variances the colours shown in these images may not be absolutely accurate.