Turumeke Harrington: SPECIAL TIME (Ehara i te tī) exhibition talk and shared meal

A conversation between our Blue Oyster Caselberg Trust Summer Resident for 2021 Turumeke Harrington (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa ki Tonga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) and guests Kiri Jarden (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa ki Tonga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira), Metiria Stanton Turei (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi) and Piupiu Maya Turei (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi) about taonga, value, and embodied ancestry. Using the exhibition SPECIAL TIME (Ehara i te tī) as a starting point, this talk will thread together questions including: What will our future taonga be? How do we handle objects from the future? How could our museological systems function in the future? Please join us after the kōrero for a shared meal.

Please contact us to book for the meal and to pass on any dietary requirements.

Image credit: Turumeke Harrington

The Guest House

The Guest House is a new offering from Ake Ake Theatre Company for Te Tau Hou Māori 2021.

Enter a theatrical journey of divination through the gates of the magical Aramoana Castle: part Puppet Theatre, part Shrine, part Wānaka. Your tour guide will lead you into The Guest House to meet the mysterious Guests as they divine their secrets for the coming year, and maybe some of your own!

Inspired by the stars of Matariki, expect beautiful language, fabulous dancers and live musicians, special guests, and shimmering, sparkling love to set clear your path for the new year.  Dress for the weather.

Books essential. Ticket price includes transport from town.

A celebration of living Ngāi Tahutanga: free film screenings

During Māori New Year, Dunedin Public Libraries will have the honour of screening the Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai and Ngā Ringa Toi o Tahu series of short films, celebrating what it is to be Ngāi Tahu in an exploration of the creative artistry and traditional practices of the iwi.

Courtesy of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Repeat screenings daily.

Image credit: Te Rūnaka o Ngāi Tahu | Still from Pātiki – Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai

 

Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listing for community library addresses.

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

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

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 [email protected]             027 473 9127      bit.ly/2Z8OIg1

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

Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions Kōrero

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

Saturday 29 June, 11am. FREE

Contact [email protected]       03 474 3239              dunedin.art.museum

Toi Maruata Workshop and Exhibition

Toi Maruata Workshop

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

Under The Southern Stars Art Exhibition

Everyone is invited to visit this immersive exhibition exploring the legendary stars of Matariki, the different star’s roles, and how each can positively strengthen our diverse communities with simple themes of inclusion, support, kindness and celebration.

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

Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 6 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

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