By connecting with our environment and using what is around us we can sustainably create what we need, when we need it. At either of these two hands-on wānaka, learn a simple two-ply technique that turns plant fibres into useful and decorative twine, string and even rope. Harakeke harvesting tikanga will be discussed; various plant fibres will be provided. Campus protocols are in place so masks must be worn.
This event is supported by the Creative Communities Scheme.
Otago Polytechnic L Block Tunnel House, enter from 100 Anzac Avenue Ōtepoti Raki North Dunedin
Saturday 2 July, 10‒11.30am and 1‒2.30pm. FREE
Numbers limited – bookings essential
Join Kāi Tahu multimedia artist and designer Amber Bridgman to celebrate the return of Puaka and Matariki with a harakeke workshop, teaching cultural practices around harvesting, preparing and then learning the basic techniques of weaving. Tea and coffee provided.
Dunningham Suite 4th Floor Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place Ōtepoti Dunedin
Thursday 30 June, 5‒8pm. $5
Limited spaces, bookings essential. Tickets from library
Contact: email@example.com | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz
This year Dunedin Public Libraries – Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti is celebrating the start of the Māori New Year with Puaka on Sunday 12th July, then Matariki from Monday 13th – Monday 20th July.
Puaka Matariki is a time for us to reflect on life, the physical world, remember the past and our hopes for the future.
Join us daily on our website and Facebook page as we examine a different star in the Matariki cluster and what significance it has for us in our work in the library.
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|1. Puaka 12 July||Kia manawanui – Be steadfast|
|2. Matariki 13 July||Whakarāmemene – Come together|
|3. Pōhutukawa 14 July||Maumahara – Remember|
|4. Waitī 15 July||He reo waitī – Harmony|
|5. Waitā 16 July||Ngākau whakaute – Respect|
|6. Waipuna-ā-raki 17 July||Whaiwhakaaro – Reflect|
|7. Tupuānuku & Tupuāraki 18 July||Hauhake – Harvest|
|8. Ururaki 19 July||Tā te manawa – Breathe|
|9. Hiwa-i-te-raki 20 July||Tūmanako – Hope|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 03 479 0197 blueoyster.org.nz
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
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@example.com 027 473 9127 bit.ly/2Z8OIg1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 03 455 3421
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@example.com 022 130 1440 ekare.hotglue.me