When you visit Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia, make sure to check out the stunning, full-color exhibition catalogue that the Sydney Morning Herald called “lavish and detailed” and containing “much of the contextual material which places the objects within their cultural context.” Review copies of the 256-page book are available inside the exhibition for you to peruse, and the catalogue is available for sale in the Museum Shops for $49.99.
Titled Atua: Sacred gods from Polynesia (ISBN 9780642334480), the scholarly catalogue is written and edited by Michael Gunn, senior curator for Pacific Art from the National Gallery of Australia. It also includes contributions by Katherine Aigner, Matiu Baker, Tara Hiquily, Fr. Nicola Mapelli, Eruera Te Whiti Nia, George Nuku, and Carl F.K. Pao. The catalogue is published by the National Gallery of Australia.