Nau mai haere mai ki te whare Karamaha.
The house of many colours.
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi
Nga tangata mahi toi
It is our honour to have you within these walls to cast your gaze upon the work that has been inspired and passed down to us from the hands, heads and hearts of our ancestors.
The language of art conveys the achievements, aspirations and wisdom of a culture. It is through art, that we in this time and space, express our love for life, land, learning and people, to you.
No matter where you come from, or where you are heading to, we wish you blessings from beautiful Waitomo.