UKU // UTU

Curated by Jesse-James Pickery (Ngā Puhi) and Māia Abraham (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tūhoe), UKU // UTU is a period of wānaka and of exhibition. Investigating uku (clay) as a visual arts medium and giver of life, artists, guests and visitors will collaborate over six weeks of public events that reimagine the structure and function of exhibition making and presentation within a contemporary experimental framework.

To learn more about UKU // UTU, the curators, collaborators and events, visit blueoyster.org.nz

Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Wednesday 17 July – Saturday 24 August. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 479 0197        blueoyster.org.nz

Matariki Makerspace

Check out our galleries for inspiration then get stuck into a Matariki-inspired activity at the Makerspace tables.

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474       otagomuseum.nz

Nocturnal Projections And Other Small Happenings Panel Discussion

Artists involved in the project join Catherine Cocker, the curator of this event, which is happening in various places around Dunedin City. Featuring Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu), creator of the Rear Window work Māori Lane. All welcome.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Monday 8 July, 12.30–1.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3249        dunedin.art.museum

CANCELLED: Cultural Food Fare

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled.

Bring along your favourite ethnic food to be shared as part of a pot luck celebration of cultures.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 7 July, 1pm–3pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Wānaka Kanikani AroHā – Regenerative Movement, Connected Communities

Join Kāi Tahu dancers Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann and Cathy Livermore in a special, inclusive programme enabling greater connections to self within a Te Ao Māori framework through guided movement, kōrero and Māori Mindfulness. If you are a mover or not, this wānaka will wake, shake and free up your mind, body and spirit. Come for the day or for a session, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Wānaka Kanikani AroHā is supported by Auahi Kore.

Malcam Trust, 45 Māori Road (Jubilee Park), Dunedin

Sunday 7 July, 9am – 5pm$30 for the day – bookings advised

Programme details available upon request 

Contact [email protected]                  022 674 1164

CANCELLED: Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council Community Art Workshop

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled.

Join us to create artistic panels that portray Dunedin’s diverse ethnic inclusive culture. These will be used within the wider community

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Saturday 6 July, 10am – 4pm. Gold coin koha – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Ocean Acidification: Own The Streets Exhibition Launch

Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te takata.

Celebrate kaitiakitaka and the continuation of the Ōku Moana kaupapa! Join the curator and marine researchers involved in the Art + Ocean project to hear about this new outdoor poster exhibition that will be hitting the streets in Ōtepoti and Ōtautahi during the Puaka Matariki season, and enjoy light refreshments and music. Mauri ora!

Knox Church Herron Hall, 1st Floor, 453 George Street, Dunedin

Friday 5 July, 5.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]             027 473 9127      bit.ly/2Z8OIg1

Whanaukataka Matariki

Bring your ideas, your reflections and your family! This year, the North East Valley community will join together to share kai and to kōrero over how we celebrate and what our future Matariki Huka Nui may look like. As a community-led organisation, the Valley Project wants you and your whānau involved – all are welcome! A plate is appreciated, but not essential.  

The Valley Project Community Rooms, 258 North Road, North East Valley

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒7.30pm. Koha

Contact [email protected]           03 473 8614              northeastvalley.org

Bathgate Park AROHA NUI Festival

 

Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to.

Join the Bathgate Park School Arts Team in the school hall for karakia followed by an evening of kai and luminary local entertainment. Nau mai, haere mai!

Bathgate Park School, 213 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒9pm. Koha

Contact [email protected]     03 455 3421

Hōpua Whakaata Art Collective

Come celebrate the artistic success of tauira at Te Kura Matatini ki Otago! Join us for the opening of the art exhibition Hōpua Whakaata, as we move into te tau hou with bright eyes and even brighter ideas!

Otago Polytechnic Hub – H Block Level 1, 95 Forth Street, North Dunedin

Thursday 4 July, 5.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]    022 130 1440      ekare.hotglue.me