John Pule’s many solo exhibitions are in essence narratives of history and place, as are his novels and poetry. All are extensions to an ongoing project to record his family history into an Aotearoa and Pacific context, combining elements of poetry, prose, drawing, print making and painting to maintain his roots/routes to the Pacific. He has represented New Zealand and the Pacific region in numerous exhibitions and art events worldwide. He has also published extensively as a poet. A major monograph, Hauaga – the art of John Pule, edited by Nicholas Thomas was published in 2010 to coincide with the survey exhibition ‘Hauaga (Arrivals)’ which was toured nationally by City Gallery, Wellington.