A month of Matariki art

The Northland Age - - Local News -

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.

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Kapa haka group Moko o Ra¯ hiri per­form­ing dur­ing the open­ing of the Matariki art show at Te Pu¯ o Te Wheke in Kaikohe.

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