Story: Arts and social engagement

'Vive Aramoana' (2nd of 4)

'Vive Aramoana'

'Vive Aramoana' was painted by Otago artist Ralph Hotere in 1980 as a political statement against a proposal to build an aluminium smelter at the beachside township of Aramoana at the entrance to Otago Harbour. Such work and wider public protest helped to scuttle the scheme.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 1980/44/2/X
Ink and watercolour by Ralph Hotere

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of the Hotere Foundation Trust

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Arts and social engagement - Criticising society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014