Kawea is a project by Jeremy Leatinu’u that invites participants to traverse the urbanscape of Ōwairaka. The journey will begin at the base of the mountain of Ōwairaka before travelling towards the waters of the Waitematā and arriving at the Waterview reserve. People participating in the walk are asked to bring a small object of importance which will be wrapped and carried during the journey. The name of the walk itself, Kawea, translates as to take or to carry.
Saturday 2 November, 12noon
Meet at the Summit Drive entrance to Ōwairaka mountain.
Drop in to Te Uru’s Learning Centre to create a striking graphic block-print. Using a simple technique, carve your design into a foam plate, then ink up and print. Enjoy the instant result of peeling off your foam to reveal your unique print, capturing your thoughts and feelings on keeping a nuclear-free Pacific.
Saturday, 9 November, 10 – 4pm
FREE family event (suitable children aged 5 years and up)
As part of the Open Studios Waitākere weekend, come and join three of Tāmaki-Makaurau’s most highly acclaimed performance poets in an interactive show as they weave rhythms and word-magic through the tapestry of text panels, photography and video that constitute the exhibition twenty-four-seven. This multi-media exhibition explores the collision of labour, time and round-the-clock networks that have become so influential in setting the tempo of contemporary life. Live performance poetry is the perfect medium to activate this environment.
The Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Te Uru present an informal lecture and Q&A with the 2019 Portage Ceramic Awards judge, Merran Esson. Join her on her first visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, as she talks you through her practice, influences and experiences as an exhibiting artist and educator.
We have invited Raranga tutor Marewa Grimsdale to share a beginner’s Ma?ori weaving workshop of Raranga Harakeke taught by our ancestors. Participants will learn how to prepare harakeke (flax) and how to use it to create a decorative neckpiece, a piupiu tag and a two corner kete.
Sunday 17 November, 1-3.30pm | Free
Bookings essential: email@example.com
Join Merran Esson, the judge for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2019, for a free tour of the Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition where she will offer insights into her process.
Saturday 23 November, 11am
How do we navigate urban environments through wayfaring? Using actions of recovery and discovery, guided by maramataka Christina Houghton invites you to join a series of gentle walks that navigate the urban environment of Glen Eden. Following the subtle signs that locate us while noticing the seasonal markers we will move through Waikumete cemetery, towards Waikumete Stream, through Glen Eden Mall. Wayfinding Waikumete investigates the lost name of Waikumete (waters of the kumete bowl) unveiling stories of past, present and future over a number of walks.
Saturday 23 November, 4.10pm
Meet at Mt Eden Station at to begin the exploration.
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