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
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
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
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
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
Vicki Lenihan (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu), creative collaborator in artist Alex Monteith’s current Visiting Artist Project Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions, will review aspects of the project that she is taking part in and her experiences since her initial involvement.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Carisbrook School invites you to celebrate the Māori New Year together, learning about poi making, creating manu tukutuku, making putiputi harakeke, and much more. We encourage all ages and all backgrounds to be a part of this special whānau event. Tautimai!
Carrisbrook School Hall, 217 South Road, Caversham