Visual Art

Matariki - School Workshops

The Matariki Workshops is a weeklong workshop series which provides opportunities for students to experience the traditional Māori art forms

  • Mon, 2 Jul at 9:30AM
  • Books are essential/limited places available
  • Ages 7yrs +
  • Free
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  • Mon, 2 Jul at 9:30AM
  • Mon, 2 Jul at 12:15PM
  • Tue, 3 Jul at 9:30AM
  • Tue, 3 Jul at 12:15PM
  • Wed, 4 Jul at 9:30AM
  • Wed, 4 Jul at 12:15PM
  • Thu, 5 Jul at 9:30AM
  • Thu, 5 Jul at 12:15PM
About

The Matariki Workshops is a weeklong workshop series which provides opportunities for students to experience the traditional Māori art forms of raranga (flax weaving), kōwhaiwhai (painted māori motifs, and pūoro (koauau) techniques to create Toi (Art).

The workshops are delivered by senior Māori artisans in the light of Matariki myths and legends. This highly popular event also stresses the role of nature in society and the importance of taking care of the environment.

Books are essential
Limited places available.
Open to students 7 years +
Parents and teachers are required to attend workshops alongside their students.

Workshops run July 2 to July 5.
Two sessions per day 9.30am and 12.15pm.
All workshops are free.
Books are essential.


Proudly presented by Second Nature Charitable Trust, Te Roopū Raranga o Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Oro

Lorna Dixon-Rikihana (Ngāti Pāoa)

Lorna Dixon-Rikihana (Ngāti Pāoa) is an award-winning master weaver, project manager, visual artist & tutor.

Lorna led the Te Roopū Raranga o Tāmaki Makaurau collective of artists and weavers responsible for creating the tukutuku panel for Te Oro. Lorna was also the Ngāti Pāoa artist who carved two of the kowhatu situated outside of Te Oro and designed the Ngāti Pāoa pou and sound recordings at Te Oro.

Lorna Dixon-Rikihana (Ngāti Pāoa)

Lorna Dixon-Rikihana (Ngāti Pāoa)

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board