ANCIENT was created to recognize and portray the essence of the “profound ancestors” of Hawaii in an effort to inspire investigation, education and awareness of the Hawaiian Culture.
Our goal is to promote the perpetuation of the culture and its significant contribution to Hawaii and it’s people. The history, knowledge and wisdom of the ancient ancestors provide us with an understanding of the importance of sustainability, preservation and respect for our land, sea, inhabitants that is exemplified in the ancient Hawaiian Culture.
The “ANCIENT” images do not portray, depict or represent any specific event or period of time. These are our interpretations and are meant to convey the magnificence and continued presence of The Profound Ancestors in the lives of the Hawaiian people and the rich culture that began in Ancient times and continues to persevere in the hearts and minds of Hawaiians and the spirit of Aloha.
We thank every person and organization that assisted in the making of ANCIENT, either through advice, guidance, support, talent and/or physical contribution. You are greatly appreciated.
Reference materials may be found at Na Mea Hawaii/Native Books, Bishop Museum and through web and internet sources. Please take time to investigate these amazing stories and share in the wondrous history and culture of Hawaii.
Colin Anderson and Robert King Andia are the creators of Ancient Hawaii. Colin and Robert meet in 2011 while Colin was shooting in Hawaii. Robert had dreamed for many years about creating photographically the Hawaiian Legends. When Robert saw Colin’s work, he could see how this dream could become a reality. Planning for Ancients took Robert about a year to prepare, researching the legends, finding the right local talent, putting together an advisory panel, obtaining permission, scouting locations etc… Ancients took Colin and Robert 5-6 weeks to shoot on location in Hawaii and Colin a further 6 months to compile together in Photoshop.
Ancient Hawaii was debuted at The Honolulu Museum of Art and is presented by Wy's Galleries 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI Oahu and Bill Wyland Galleries Lahaina Maui 824 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761.
ANCIENT HAWAII EXHIBITION LAUNCH
Ancient Hawaii had a great launch with over 1500 + guests who turned up to help us celebrate the night. It was great fun to see the models turn up and pose next to their pictures with many of the guests. Special thanks to Makana who kicked off the night with an amazing performance, what a talent. Also would like to thank Bill Wyland for coming on board and taking Ancient Hawaii into his galleries both here in Hawaii and later to the mainland. Finally a special thanks to our sponsors Aloha Beer, Cactus Bistro, Jjs French Pastry and Bistro, Nico’s Pier 38 and Volcano Winery