Pūkenga Matua | Senior Lecturer
BVA (Hons) (Dunedin), LLB (Auckland), LLM (Otago)
Whakapātanga | Contact details
Office 7C18 Richardson
Whakaako | Teaching
LAWS 302 Jurisprudence
Kaupapa Rangahau | Research projects
My research interests include Mātāpono Ture o te Māori/Māori legal principles, Te Mātauranga Ture o te Māori/Māori jurisprudence and Te Ariā ā-Ture o ngā Iwi Taketake/Indigenous Legal Theory. I also research visual jurisprudence and visual art. My LLM thesis was on the Visual Literacy of Māori Law.
He Whakarāpopototanga mahi | Career Summary
I built a career as a social activist, lawyer and member of the New Zealand Parliament over 20 years before moving to develop my art practice and re-engage in legal education. I was a member of the New Zealand Parliament for 15 years and Co-leader of the Green Party for 9 years. I am undertaking a MFA at Te Kura Matatini – Dunedin School of Art. My art work is in performative textiles, photography and sculpture, Indigenous Futurism and rangatiratanga.
Whakaaturanga | Presentations
- 2021 Australasian Law Academics Association Conference 2021, Indigenising the New Zealand Law degree – findings, Christchurch.
- 2019 Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination, Toi Māori and the Doctrine of Discovery, Universitat de Barcelona and MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Catalonia.
- 2019 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2019, research presentation, Indigenising the New Zealand Law degree (co-presenting with Jacinta Ruru, Khylee Quince and Claire Charters), University of Waikato.
Whakakitenga | Exhibitions
- 2021 Tūruapo, The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Auckland
- 2020 Hiwa i te Rangi, Olga Gallery, Dunedin
- 2020 Whare Tangata, Vunilagi Vou, Auckland
- 2019 Hine Titama, View from the Shore, Te Tirohanga ki te Tai, Dunedin
- 2019 Tūruapō Astronesian 3000 series, AS Gallery, Webb Farry Law, Dunedin