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Robin White & Ruha Fifita - When Poetry Comes To Town

When:

Fri 28 Aug 2015, 5:30pm

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mmslavick

At 5:30pm, poetry combines with painted tapa (ngatu) at Aratoi, Wairarapa's main art museum.

Leading New Zealand artist and Masterton resident Dame Robin White has collaborated with Tongan artist Ruha Fifita to create a monumental ngatu installation -- 'Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path' blends historical and contemporary iconography, patterns and references that range from the Pacific to Western Europe and the Middle East.
On National Poetry Day, they will also join their voices in poetry at the opening reception of their exhibition.

Location: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Corner Bruce/Dixon St, Masterton
Date/Times: Opening Reception on Friday 28 August 5:30pm; Exhibition continues until 15 November
Entry Details: Free entry, all ages, Koha for the Museum appreciated
Contact details: Aratoi 370 0001

When Poetry Comes to Town continues the Wairarapa tradition of National Poetry Day activities across the region, this time starting at 12:01am on the morning of the day and finishing up around midnight of the Friday itself, with 8 events in all. Readings by published poets, a session of rhymes for children, poetry and birdsong for nature lovers, open mics, poetry at favorite cafes and bookstores -- they'll be something for everyone almost everywhere across the Wairarapa.
Coordinated by Wairarapa Word