The Little Eyes of Matariki: A Winter Happening

Signal Hill Studios invite NEV locals to join this celestial celebration, beneath the little eyes of Matariki that herald the transition of the New Year. Celebrate the darkness coming into light with illuminations, music, poetry, storytelling and fabric printing.

Nau mai, piki mai! Cycle, walk, catch the bus up the hill and bring the whole whānau along.

Bring your own garment along to screen-print ✨

Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki @ OM

Long, cold winter nights may seem like the perfect time to stay indoors, but that’s also when our southern skies really shine, so Otago Museum invites you to bundle up and join us outside to celebrate Puaka Matariki!

For two evenings, we’ll open up Lab-in-a-Box on the Museum Reserve to share our favourite astronomical stories, stargaze, and deliver hands-on demonstrations about the science of starlight.

In partnership with the Dodd-Walls Centre

5:30pm – 8pm, Friday 17 – Saturday 18 July
Museum Reserve (Hutton Theatre if inclement weather)

Otago Museum – Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū

Planetarium Show

Celebrate the Puaka Matariki Festival with a visit to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium for the film Light of the Stars: Mārama ā-Whetū, which explores Māori sky lore, myths and legends relating to the southern night sky.

The show is narrated in English and tells the story of the Polynesian explorers who navigated across the ocean to Aotearoa New Zealand, highlighting New Zealand’s most significant astronomical features.

Restricted to ages 3 and up.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

10.30am daily, Monday 13 – Sunday 19 July
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
Adults $12, Children $7

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 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

Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Makerspace

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest.

This colder time is also a great excuse to come to the Makerspace tables and get crafting. Get creative making your own Puaka Planisphere greeting card and a super cool Twirly Whirly.

These self-guided, family-friendly activities are a great way to spend an hour, or three!

All day, Monday 6 – Friday 17 July
Atrium Level 1

Otago Museum – Puaka Matariki Gallery Trail

Puaka Matariki is a time for celebration, reflection, sharing knowledge, and preparing the soil for the next harvest. This colder time is a great excuse to explore the Museum, wander the galleries, and discover something new.

Otago Museum gallery trails are a perfect day out during long school holidays. Take your favourite small person on a hunt through the Museum and follow the clues to collect your reward!

OM Gallery Trail

Daily, Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 July

Collect your free trail from the Otago Museum Info Desk

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 [email protected]       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

Nocturnal Projections And Other Small Happenings Panel Discussion

Artists involved in the project join Catherine Cocker, the curator of this event, which is happening in various places around Dunedin City. Featuring Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu), creator of the Rear Window work Māori Lane. All welcome.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Monday 8 July, 12.30–1.30pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3249        dunedin.art.museum

CANCELLED: Cultural Food Fare

Due to bereavement, this event is now cancelled.

Bring along your favourite ethnic food to be shared as part of a pot luck celebration of cultures.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Sunday 7 July, 1pm–3pm. FREE

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com