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 director@blueoyster.org.nz       03 479 0197        blueoyster.org.nz

Araiteuru Marae Events POSTPONED

Me te mihi arohanui ki kā uri o kā hau e whā. PMF 2022 events at Araiteuru Marae are variously postponed and repositioned so our kaimahi have the chance to reset. It will be worth the wait! Kia manawanui 💓

Hine Downtown Helpers

Are you rakatahi and keen to learn more about presenting avant garde kaupapa Māori performance events, and available to assist and help guide manuhiri during Hine Downtown on Thursday 30 June or Friday 1 July evenings?

Contact Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann on 0226741164 or rachel.r.m@gmail.com today!

Star Cart 🌟

Here’s the latest set of star charts made by Alan Gilmore, former Superintendent of the University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory at Takapō.  Included is a Matariki finder chart for this weekend.  A chart for other dates can be downloaded from rasnz.org.nz

🤩 Mānawatia a Puaka me Matariki!

Mana Moana: Ōtepoti

Come together to celebrate the inaugural Matariki holiday in Ōtepoti Dunedin through a spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront.

Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.

Based on a concept by co-curators Rachael Rakena and Michael Bridgman and produced by Wellington-based production studio Storybox, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will reflect the connections of Ōtepoti Dunedin to the wider Moananui-a-Kiwa through a series of uplifting stories, that also share the indigenous approach to caring for our environment and water.

The show will run on a reoccurring 30-minute loop, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm over the three nights, allowing multiple opportunities for people to enjoy the spectacle.  A tasty array of healthy seasonal kai will be available for purchase.

Nau mai, tauti mai – join us in upholding the mana of our waterways and sharing our hopes for the future.

Steamer Basin, Wharf Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Friday 24 ‒ Sunday 26 June, 5.30‒8.30pm

Contact: dunedinnz.com/manamoana

Mana Moana: Ōtepoti

Come together to celebrate the inaugural Matariki holiday in Ōtepoti Dunedin through a spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront.

Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.

Based on a concept by co-curators Rachael Rakena and Michael Bridgman and produced by Wellington-based production studio Storybox, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will reflect the connections of Ōtepoti Dunedin to the wider Moananui-a-Kiwa through a series of uplifting stories, that also share the indigenous approach to caring for our environment and water.

The show will run on a reoccurring 30-minute loop, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm over the three nights, allowing multiple opportunities for people to enjoy the spectacle.  A tasty array of healthy seasonal kai will be available for purchase.

Nau mai, tauti mai – join us in upholding the mana of our waterways and sharing our hopes for the future.

Steamer Basin, Wharf Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Friday 24 ‒ Sunday 26 June, 5.30‒8.30pm

Contact: dunedinnz.com/manamoana

Mana Moana: Ōtepoti

Come together to celebrate the inaugural Matariki holiday in Ōtepoti Dunedin through a spectacular, immersive show on the Otago Harbour waterfront.

Over three nights, water and light will combine in a breath-taking and poignant cinematic experience for the whole family, created by Māori and Pāsifikā artists.

Based on a concept by co-curators Rachael Rakena and Michael Bridgman and produced by Wellington-based production studio Storybox, Mana Moana: Ōtepoti will reflect the connections of Ōtepoti Dunedin to the wider Moananui-a-Kiwa through a series of uplifting stories, that also share the indigenous approach to caring for our environment and water.

The show will run on a reoccurring 30-minute loop, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm over the three nights, allowing multiple opportunities for people to enjoy the spectacle.  A tasty array of healthy seasonal kai will be available for purchase.

Nau mai, tauti mai – join us in upholding the mana of our waterways and sharing our hopes for the future.

Steamer Basin, Wharf Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Friday 24 ‒ Sunday 26 June, 5.30‒8.30pm

Contact: dunedinnz.com/manamoana

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Matariki Remembrance Service

People of all faiths are welcome to join us in this service of remembrance for our loved ones.  The morning will include waiata, hīmene, children’s activities, stories and a time of remembrance for our loved ones including prayers for a hurting world.  Haere mai tātou!

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue Wakari

Sunday 26 June, 9.30am. FREE

Contact: brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz | 0273569200

Flagstaff Community Church – Under the Southern Stars Matariki Celebration

Pepeha Workshop

Pepeha are a way of introducing yourself in te reo Māori, naming the people and places that are important to you.  During this workshop there will be input and guidance from kaiako Rauhina Scott-Fyfe, and the opportunity to write and share your own pepeha.

Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Avenue Wakari

Saturday 2 July, 1‒3pm. FREE

Contact: brendon@churchatflagstaff.co.nz | 0273569200

 

Image: Donovan Govan @ Wikipedia Commons

StarJam

Celebrate Te Tau Hou Māori and the potential in everybody!  StarJam supports rakatahi with disabilities across Aotearoa to unleash their creativity and connect with their peers through the magic of music, dance and performance.  Local Jammers are proud to share their recently workshopped pieces in this special showcase, themed around stars, whānau and coming together.  Nau mai, tauti mai – everyone is welcome to enjoy the performances and stay for a disco!

Te Whare o Rukutia, 20 Princes Street Ōtepoti Dunedin

Thursday 30 June, 6.30‒8pm. $5 – bookings recommended
If you can, please consider paying a ticket forward

Contact: Fiona Paine 0220846788 | dunedin@starjam.org

Jammers gotta Jam✨

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