Mine In The Sense Of | Paula Clare King


Paula Clare King grew up in the Manawatū. She has Master’s Degree in Education, an MA in Creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Māori Visual Art.

Mine, In The Sense Of

…a hole in the earth

from which things are taken…

…something that is thought to belong to

or connect with self…


I’ve been watching the Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway

Project being constructed.

How the earth is manipulated. And I have been thinking about the word


with its many


My work,

amongst other things,

is about

ownership, invasion

and places between.


December 2022 and January 2023


Ground floor Square Edge Arts Centre