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Silo Park Comes Alive for Matariki Festival

When:

Fri 19 Jul 2013, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 20 Jul 2013, 1:00am–9:00pm
Sun 21 Jul 2013, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Silo Park, Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: SiloPark

Waterfront Auckland is excited to announce a series of fantastic Matariki celebrations taking place at Silo Park, which will be the culmination of the month-long festival.

From Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July, Silo Park will come alive with a special exhibition from ‘Paper Pirates’ featuring public submissions, a Matariki installation that will showcase New Zealanders’ stories, as well as light displays, a very special Silo Cinema, and the return of Silo Markets.

Paper Pirates
On Friday 19 July, The Shutter Pirates will present the third instalment of their ‘Paper Pirates’ exhibition inside Silo 7, as part of the Matariki Festival.

‘Paper Pirates’ is a unique style of exhibition where the images displayed are submitted by the public. In celebration of Matariki, photographers have been asked to consider a theme of ‘Manaakitanga – Sharing our world with others’. All submissions will be exhibited on July 19th, but with a twist; at the end of the exhibition, guests are invited to pull their favourite image off the wall as a keepsake. Submissions are open now, visit www.theshutterpirates.com/paperpirates3 for more info.

Te Pou Korero
Te Pou Korero is an interactive sculptural installation, which considers the origins of Tikanga Maori (culture) and te reo Maori (language) as oral history.

Resembling a post, Te Pou Korero gives New Zealanders an opportunity to share the story of their personal journey through the contemporary oral medium, the telephone. Any member of the public representing the wide array of Auckland’s communities is invited to engage with the installation, sharing their story.

Te Pou Korero will have a physical presence around Auckland at a range of Matariki Festival events, with the stories forming part of an immersive audio installation, played inside Silo 6 at Auckland’s Silo Park during the final weekend of the Matariki Festival 2013, from July 20th-21st.

Silo Cinema and Market
Silo Cinema presents ‘Billy T: Te Movie’
In further celebration of Matariki, Silo Cinema will remember NZ’s favourite comedian, Billy T James with a screening of ‘Billy T: Te Movie’ on Saturday 20 July. This family-friendly documentary chronicles a Kiwi legend, and includes interviews and remastered footage. The film will kick off at 7pm and, as always, will be accompanied by a night market, food stalls and the Silo Park bar – providing a fantastic night out for Aucklanders, and those who want to introduce their kids to the great on-screen characters he was known for.

Saturday also plays host to day and night markets featuring some of Aucklanders’ favourite Silo Market vendors, and food from Stumpy's, Langos and more. Furthermore, visitors can check out a series of light installations, projections and sculptures that will be dotted around Silo Park. On Sunday 21 July, guests can view a selection of installations which appeared at other events around Auckland, throughout the Matariki Festival.

Mighty Matariki Market
On Sunday 21 July, Silo Park will celebrate the end of the Matariki Festival by hosting the biggest market day the space has seen – the Mighty Matariki Market. With a massive community vibe, organisers are inviting vendors from far and wide to come along including The Lucky Taco and more. This is one market day not to be missed!

Alongside the market will be elements of entertainment as sometimes seen over summer in Silo Park, themed for the Matariki Festival and representing different Aucklanders.

About Matariki
On June 22nd, the Matariki star cluster rises into our skies signalling the beginning of a month of celebration and entertainment, which brings a modern take to ancient Maori tradition. It heralds in the Maori New Year, which is a time to connect with, and give thanks to the land, sea and sky. It is also a time to reflect on the year gone by, and celebrate the year ahead.

www.Matarikifestival.org.nz

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