Making twine using plant materials

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

Contact: karimorseth@gmail.com

Puaka Matariki Harakeke Workshop

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: library@dcc.govt.nz | 034743690 | dunedinlibraries.govt.nz

 

Toi Matapihi Window Exhibition

Re-joining our midwinter celebration of wānaka and whanaukataka, Studio2’s local artists with disabilities will mark the festive season of Puaka and Matariki in the window of the Margaret Freeman Gallery, a small space dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.  Stop past on the sunny side of Cargill’s Corner anytime during Māori New Year to view their stellar mahi toi.

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

Tuesday 21 June ‒ Sunday 3 July, all hours.  FREE

Contact artstudio@xtra.co.nz | 034555222 | fb.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2

2019 Studio2 + PMF

Puaka Matariki 2020 @ Dunedin Public Libraries

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.

🌐 Website     👍 Facebook

 

Ngā Whetū:

1.       Puaka 12 JulyKia manawanui – Be steadfast
2.       Matariki 13 JulyWhakarāmemene – Come together
3.       Pōhutukawa 14 JulyMaumahara – Remember
4.       Waitī 15 JulyHe reo waitī – Harmony
5.       Waitā 16 JulyNgākau whakaute – Respect
6.       Waipuna-ā-raki 17 JulyWhaiwhakaaro – Reflect
7.       Tupuānuku & Tupuāraki 18 JulyHauhake – Harvest
8.       Ururaki 19 JulyTā te manawa – Breathe
9.       Hiwa-i-te-raki 20 JulyTūmanako – Hope

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

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

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 pamm@op.ac.nz             027 473 9127      bit.ly/2Z8OIg1

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 lisa@bathgatepark.school.nz     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 e000kare@gmail.com    022 130 1440      ekare.hotglue.me

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