Star Compass for Matariki, 2021
The rising of the Matariki star cluster announces the Māori New Year, a time of gratitude for fine harvests; short days and long night skies.
Here, time is a pathway without beginning or end, a cycle of turn and return. Moon phases and the rising of constellations punctuate changing seasons and suggest order. Marked with North, East, South and West, Star Compass for Matariki holds together wild and cultivated plants, the fine arts of the Moana and the star waka of ancestors.
—Writer, Dr Billie Lythberg