Events for December through March

Painting Workshop with Pusi Urale
Painting Workshop with Pusi Urale

Join us for a fun workshop experience designed for a senior audience with the super talented 81-year-old Samoan artist, Pusi Urale, as it is never too late to pick up a paint brush and give it a go. This class is designed for beginners to decorate a summer tote bag using fabric paint. While you’re here, view Pusi’s vibrant exhibition called Mafine which is a celebration of colour, female form and Polynesian patterns. Her enthusiasm is infectious so come along to learn some exciting techniques to get you started on your own creative journey.

Friday 14 February, 10am–1pm
Suitable for over 60s | Spaces limited | $5

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val smith: queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyak-nap
val smith: queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyak-nap

val smith invites the public into queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyak-nap, an event that occurs at dawn, midday, dusk and midnight over two days. queer walk-nap-walk-nap-yakyak-nap is an invitation to experience queer spacetime. We will be led by artist val smith in intervals of meandering, resting, napping and chatting around the edges of Te Wai Ōrea, Western Springs Park. Please bring a blanket.

Saturday 15 February, 6.30am and 11.30am
Sunday 16 February, 7.30pm and 11.30pm

Moves in relation to Te Wai ?rea, Western Springs

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Open Studio with Pusi Urale
Open Studio with Pusi Urale

Drop by the Learning Centre to meet the wonderful Samoan artist Pusi Urale, who began painting when she was 50. Now in her 80s, she is a well-respected in the art community and an inspiration to all. Her painting style is uplifting with an exuberant Pacific colour palette which embraces her multicultural concepts of people,  place and identity. Decorate a small canvas with bright colours while learning specialist pointillism techniques. This free drop-in family workshop is open to everyone and we know Pusi will help encourage you to engage in art.

Saturday 15 February, 12–3pm
Family friendly, suitable for all ages | koha welcome

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Herbs: Songs of Freedom
Herbs: Songs of Freedom

In response to the exhibitions Campaign and The Future of Our Kids, Te Uru is presenting a special screening of the 2019 film Herbs: Songs of Freedom on Wednesday 19 February, 7.30pm.

Tickets $15, Senior/Student tickets $12 - available from eventfinda.co.nz
Tickets also available from Te Uru - (09) 817 8087 / info@teuru.org.nz

Weds 19 February, 7.30pm
Lopdell Theatre, 418 Titirangi Road

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Musical Encounters: Political Broadsides with Alison Booth
Musical Encounters: Political Broadsides with Alison Booth

Dr. Alison Booth discusses aspects of the history of protest music in Aotearoa in response to the Te Uru exhibitions Campaign and The Future of Our Kids, which look at the ongoing wellbeing of the Pacific in relation to events such as the Rainbow Warrior bombing and the anti-nuclear movement. Popular music has often played an important role in creating awareness and discuss of environment and political issues, and Aotearoa is no exception.

Saturday 22 February, 2pm | FREE

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Exhibitions

The Future of Our Kids
The Future of Our Kids
30 November - 1 March
Portage Ceramic Awards 2019
Portage Ceramic Awards 2019
22 November - 23 February
HANDSHAKE 5: in site
HANDSHAKE 5: in site
7 December - 16 February