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
Blue Oyster is excited to be joining in the festivities of Puaka Matariki for the seventh year, presenting a special opportunity to visit the dedicated and hard-working community of visual practitioners across the city. In the season’s spirit of wānaka and whanaukataka, visitors are encouraged to ask the artists questions about their work directly in an informal and welcoming environment.
This event will take place across Ōtepoti, beginning at Blue Oyster, where visitors will be presented with a map of nearby and city-wide artist studios to visit throughout the day at their own pace.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this opportunity to learn, share and understand more about toi moroki, contemporary art.
Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin
Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.
As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)
Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin
Puaka Matariki is a time to plan ahead for future harvests and to think about the impacts of ocean warming, rising sea levels and ocean acidification on Te Tai o Araiteuru, our local coastal and harbour ecosystems.
Brought to you by Down The Rabbit Hole and the Sandpit Collective, Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is an Art and Science Exhibition featuring a family-friendly flotilla of creative hands-on activities including art-making, demonstrations, workshops and storytelling celebrating the realm of Takaroa-whaiariki.
A full list of daily activities can be found on the Festival website and at bit.ly/2McbIoC.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ōku Moana (My Oceans) is supported by Creative New Zealand.
Make your own Matariki flag! Join celebrated Ngāi Tahu artist Simon Kaan in researching Māori astronomical understanding of the Matariki cluster, then create your very own printed Matariki star flag to take home.
Part of the HāhakarangaArts and Science Project.
Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Our school Whānau Hui group invites parents, grandparents and the wider Port Chalmers community join in a breakfast celebration of the Māori New Year, to share the stories of Koputai and the new beginning of Matariki. The learners of Port Chalmers School and their whānau will be creating a stone and rock mural designed by local artist Manu Berry which relates the story of Matariki, each stone or rock sharing a sense of whanaukataka (belonging).
Port Chalmers School Hall, 30a Albertson Avenue, Port Chalmers