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

Harakeke Weaving Workshop

Join Amber Bridgman (Rabuvai, Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu) for a fun-filled few hours learning to weave. This is a beginner’s level workshop, so no previous experience is required.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Saturday 22 June and Saturday 6 July, 11am – 2pm. $10 each – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052       toituosm.com

Puaka Matariki Whetū-making Workshop

Join expert weaver Blondie Ngamoki for this all-ages star-making workshop and take your harakeke whetū creation home! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 1‒3pm. FREE

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

Ōtepoti Pasifika Weavers Hui

Share in the knowledge of our tūpuna! Whānau Māori, Pasifika Aiga and all who are interested in weaving are invited to this special hui to be held at Araiteuru Marae.

Materials have already been gathered and kaiako will be travelling from far afield to pass on this taoka tuku iho (heirloom wisdom). Whether you’re starting out or looking to add to your skills, you can expect a fun-filled day and expert guidance from across Moananui a Kiwa. Nau mai, haere mai!

A kōhanga run by experienced kaitiaki will be on site for preschoolers, and kaimirimiri available too. Please bring koha to help cover costs. In case of tangi alternative venue TBA.

Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari

Tuesday 10 July, 9.30am – 2pm. Koha

Contact  [email protected]             027 494 2389

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

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


Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s

Matariki Flag-making Workshop with Simon Kaan

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 Hāhakaranga Arts and Science Project.

Toitū OSM Josephine Foyer, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Monday 9 July, 9am ‒ 12pm and 1‒4pm. FREE – bookings essential

Book at the Toitū reception desk or by telephone

Contact 03 477 5052      toituosm.com

Simon Kaan – Ngā Ringatoi o Tahu