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Festival of the Elements 2013


Wed 6 Feb 2013, 11:00am–7:00pm

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


A day of music, art, performance and culture.

Pataka Spine.

Local artists will display their works and demonstrate their various techniques between 11:30 and 4:.30pm.

Niki McFall-Hastings - Floortalk in her exhibition at 2pm:
Niki is being hosted by the Friends of Pataka with a residency at Pataka. Join her to celebrate Waitangi Day by helping to create a lei-inspired installation in Pataka’s spine

- Fleur Ruth (Ruth Robertson-Taylor) - local print maker artist.
- Whitby Floral Art Club.
- Creative Fibre Wellington.
- New Zealand acrylic artists.
- Cook Island Tivaevae.
- Jim Yellowhawk: Lakota artist and performer with prints and original paintings for sale.
- Tuatara Gallery in Pataka: Art making drop in activity at Tuatara Gallery. Make a festival ula (lei).

Helen Smith Community Meeting Room: Up close and intimate
11:15am - Nicola Easthope: up and coming poet performing “leaving my arms free to fly around you”.
11:40am - Parekotuku Moore: sassy stand up Maori comedienne.
12:05 - Connie Palmer: “Hello, Mr Baxter. I’m back!”
12:25 - Barbara Else artist talk: “Play it again Sam” the challenge of writing a follow-up novel.
1:25 - Parekotuku Moore - (second set).
1:50 - Ukulele Institute Workshop: come and join in! Bring your own or some instruments supplied. Pre-registration essential to guarantee a place. To register :email
2:45 - Tuhiwai and Ngaere - brother and sister duo with contemporary acoustic guitar and singing.
3pm - Tusiata Avia - Poetry and performance.
3:25pm - Kirsti Whalen - spoken word artist based in Melbourne performing “Stories of Home”
3:45pm - Tusiata Avia (second set).
4:10pm - Ukulele Institute Workshop - come and join in! Registration as above.

The Performing Arts Space: Sounds and sights for concentrated listening
11:15am - Karetao Puoro: telling the story of Rangi and Papa from a Taonga Puoro perspective also using Maori puppetry.
11:55am - A Renaissance in Dance: a presentation of dance from different periods of history before and since the time of Captain Cook’s visits to New Zealand. “May we share the pleasure?”
12:30pm - Cubed: Tyaan Singh, Shaan Singh and Leonardo Coghini perform jazz standards and contemporary pieces their way.
12:55pm - Vox Serbicus: choral a capella singing of Serbian folk music.
1:30pm - Karetao (second show).
2:10pm - Jennifer Shennan (second show).
2:45pm - Scallywags - four piece ukulele band with sweet harmonies.
3:10pm - Tandrom Trio in concert: an eclectic mix of tango, klezmer, gypsy and jazz standards; “world music for all”.
3:40pm - Scallywags (second set).
4:15pm - Kevin Clark Trio featuring Fran Barton: jazz ‘n’ other stuff.

Bottle Creek Gallery.

Tihei Mauriora - here we stand.

Exhibition opens on Waitangi Day with demonstrations by some artists.

This exhibition celebrates the continuation of ancient art practices and use of native plant materials to create new works of weaving, such as a range of kakahu (garments), kete (baskets) and tukutuku (lattice work).

Graduates of Whitireia NZ’s weaving programmes bring together their collection of work from 2012, joined by selected carving graduates and associated tutors and artists; Kohai Grace, James Molnar and Mathew McIntyre-Wilson.