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

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Delve into Te Ao Māori through mahi toi – art making. Learn about tikanga and the knowledge embedded in raranga weaving, whakairo carving and other media, and share stories of our ancestors in the spirit of the season in this introduction to Toi Maruata lead by Mawera Severn.

All material and resources are provided. Saturday includes an exhibition of the beautiful mahi produced by our students.

Te Wānanga o Aoteraoa, 51 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin

Thursday 27 June, 10am – 12pm and Saturday 29 June, 1– 3pm. FREE

Age 16+; places limited – register ahead

Contact [email protected]           03 353 6560            twoa.ac.nz

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.

As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]     03 474 5949             facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2

Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s