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KARE: Matariki Creative Exhibition

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  • Free Admission


  • Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jul 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Tue 16 Jul 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Wed 17 Jul 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Thu 18 Jul 2024, 10:00am–4:00pm

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Putaanga Waitoa

Step into the boundless realm of KARE, our annual Matariki exhibition bursting with boldness and diversity. In a creative landscape often constrained by repetition, KARE emerges as a multi-layered karanga, beckoning all to explore its limitless depths.

At its heart lies our foundational Matariki exhibition, a tribute to te tau hou Māori and all its richness. Fourteen visionary creatives responded to the karanga, infusing their works with the essence of tradition and innovation.
featuring: Ahi Nyx - Ana-Terinita Marks - Anahera Mear - Erica Toh - Jessa Ka Te Pō - Lucid Luca - Mai Marks - Morag Shaw - Paiana Whaanga - Raewyn Patterson - Renee Paku - Sian Evans - Synz - Wendylee Warner

Venture further and encounter WH/ORCE WH/IELD, a collaborative masterpiece crafted by fifteen ringatoi Māori. This textile piece drips with TE IHI TE WEHI TE WANA, a cloak of protection, solidarity, and Mana Motuhake. We are humbled to host such a profound tāonga.
Abigail Aroha Jensen - Ahi Nyx - Cora-Allan - Geneva Alexander-Masters - Hana Burgess - Hana Pera Aoake - Kahu Kutia - Kahurangiariki Smith - Maia Keane - Melanie Tangaere Baldwin - Moorehu - Nayesha - Te Eke - Umu Creative - AJ Fata

And finally, 'Whāngai Rangatira' pays homage to the legacy of rangatira Phil Belcher, as twenty hue scattered across Aotearoa unite in creative tribute, honouring celestial and ancestral knowledge. featuring: Ahsin Ahsin - Christie Wright - Fern Ngatai - Hayley Smith - Jacqui Broughton - Nephi Tupaea - Numa Mackenzie - Raukawa Kiri - Pounamu Wharekawa - Purewa Hodge - Putaanga Waitoa - Rachel Stone - Tarisse King - Tori-analee houkamau

Together these three elements tie the very foundation of toi Māori in celebration of MATARIKI. As we proudly breathe life into KARE for a second year, it shines brightly as Te Matau-a-Māui's sole Matariki creative celebration - Join us on this extraordinary journey as we celebrate culture, creativity, and community.

Workshops and Wānanga: We are offering a range of workshops during Matariki — led by skilled Māori and Pacifica artists from across Aotearoa, our workshops cover the contemporary form of weaving, block printing, and raranga pop-in sessions.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of these art forms in an accessible and engaging environment.

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