De la Milpa a la Mesa, an exhibition led by Dr. Lee Davidson of Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington and supported by the Latin America CAPE has been awarded the Resene Total Colour Installation – Product Colour Maestro Award at the latest Resene Total Colour Awards.
De la Milpa a la Mesa celebrates the richness of Mexican cuisine, from farms and markets to restaurants and home kitchens. Farmers, scientists, vendors, and cooks from across Mexico share their unique perspectives on agriculture, climate change, food sovereignty, and how their diverse communities are confronting global concerns in their everyday lives – concerns similar to those found in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The judges said “a fiesta of colour, this exhibition wholeheartedly embraces bold colour in a celebration of Mexican culture. Working with a wonderful base of masterful and over-scaled papier mache, the design team has taken a no holds barred approach to colour to capture the imagination of visitors, encouraging them to actively get involved with the interactive parts of the exhibition that have been wrapped into the feast of colour.”
De la Milpa a la Mesa will next be exhibited for six weeks from March to April 2022 at Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park – Mātanga Whakataurangi, Foxton.