New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (‘NZMACI’) have designed a concentric gateway concept that acknowledges mana whenua and Rotorua organisations, and is reflective of Rotorua’s rich Māori history and geothermal activity.
We as the RPAT, have an ethos of working collobratively with a range of talented individuals and organisations to achieve stunning artworks. The Hemo Gorge Gateway Sculpture is a stunning example of what can be achieved when we work together – Tatau Tatau.
From the outset i.e. the creation to the delivery of the Hemo Gorge Gateway Sculpture, this project has engaged many parties including the New Zealand Transport Agency, Rotorua Lakes Council, NZMACI, Kilwell Fibretube and a range of stakeholders from across our wonderful city and nationally.
We also want to make special mention to our very generous sponsors who have contributed in so many ways; not just financial, but importantly by providing leadership to our city to celebrate and embrace our unique culture. Our sponsors include Rotorua Lakes Council, NZ Transport Agency, Red Stag Timber, Rotorua Civic Arts Trust, Te Puia, NZMACI, Opus, Rotorua Energy and the Charitable Trust.