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.

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

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

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 [email protected]    022 130 1440      ekare.hotglue.me

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

Carisbrook School Matariki With Whānau

Carisbrook School invites you to celebrate the Māori New Year together, learning about poi making, creating manu tukutuku, making putiputi harakeke, and much more. We encourage all ages and all backgrounds to be a part of this special whānau event. Tautimai!

Carrisbrook School Hall, 217 South Road, Caversham

Friday 28 June, 5.30‒7.30pm. FREE

Contac             021 115 5775

 

Māori Hill School Matariki Celebration

Following a day spent in wānaka learning kōrero, waiata, toi Māori, kapa hapa and mahi kai, Māori Hill School children will share their learning and creations at a special sharing time for whānau and our community. Nau mai, piki mai!

Māori Hill School, 9 Passmore Crescent, Māori Hill

Friday 28 June, 9.30am ‒ 12.40pm. FREE

Contact [email protected]          03 464 0184        maorihill.school.nz

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

Pīata Mai Festival

Creative Natives Aotearoa presents a stellar gathering of Māori artists, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs in the heart of the city. Join in this shining celebration of mahi toi, kai and kōrero and share the light of this season of wānaka and whanaukataka. Haumi e, Hui e, Taiki e!

Pīata Mai Festival is supported by Auahi Kore. 

Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin

Wednesday 26 June – Saturday 29 June, 10am – 4pm. Gold coin koha

Evening events from 6pm. $10 tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

Programme details on the website – piatamaifestival.co.nz

Contact [email protected]    0212097735         instagram.com/piatamaimatarikifestival