CONTEMPORARY MĀORI ART - TIKA TONU: 30 KAHUNGUNU ARTISTS
Available Monday 10 August - Sunday 1 November
Explore the world of contemporary Māori art in TIKA TONU – 30 Kahungunu Artists. Curated by Sandy Adsett (Ngāti Kahungunu), TIKA TONU showcases artwork from iwi of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, ki Heretaunga, and ki Wairarapa. Inspired by traditional marae arts, we will look at pieces that include raranga (weaving), whakairo (carving), kōwhaiwhai patterns, and more.
Examining how modern-day artists take inspiration from traditional marae arts and adapt them in a contemporary setting, students will explore these pieces in depth, and create their very artwork inspired by the exhibition.
Primary, Intermediate, Secondary
Key Themes: Contemporary Māori Art, Traditional Marae Art, Te Ao Māori, Local
Subject Areas: The Arts (Visual Arts), Social Sciences (Nature and Technology), Māori Language, English (speaking, writing and presenting – processes, strategies and ideas), Health and Physical Education (personal identity, healthy communities and environments – societal attitudes and values)
Key Competencies: Thinking, using language/symbols/texts, managing self, relating to others
Cost: FREE of charge
Duration: 60-90 minutes
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