A month of Matariki art
The exhibition of home-grown creative talent that has opened in Kaikohe as part of the town’s contribution to Matariki, the Ma¯ori New Year, will remain on public display at Te Pu¯ o Te Wheke Arts, at 81 Broadway, until the end of June, opening from 10am to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Much of the work that makes up the second annual exhibition is inspired by the Matariki star cluster, also known as Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, and were made on-site by local artists and members of the public in the weeks leading up to the June 1 opening.
The roughly 50 people who turned out for the opening were welcomed with a performance by Moko o Ra¯hiri kapa haka group, and enjoyed free barista coffees, healthy kai, facepainting and a black-lit glow tunnel.
Admission to the exhibition is free, but koha is appreciated.
Kapa haka group Moko o Ra¯ hiri performing during the opening of the Matariki art show at Te Pu¯ o Te Wheke in Kaikohe.