About this film
This film focuses on two carved wooden panels by Hone Ngatoto at Perth Museum & Art Gallery which are typical of the type of panels made for a Maori community meeting house in New Zealand. Depicting ancestors of the woodcarver, they were made to ward off evil spirits and connect people to the past.
This is one of a series of films made in collaboration with young people across the UK, who explore and express their views on sculpture in public collections.
Ngati Porou House Panels (Poupou) by Hone Ngatato