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Tori-Analee Houkamau, Ngāti Kahungunu, Igor, 2020

te MOKO on our face / in your face
Available until Friday 13 August

Explore the world of contemporary Māori art in our new education programme, te MOKO on our face / in your face. Curated by Dr Sandy Adsett, this exhibition features a collection of works by Iwi Toi Kahungunu Artist Collective.

The te MOKO exhibition showcases 'the face of Māori Art today'.
A specifically designed installation of contemporary artwork by artists of Heretaunga engaging in reprising cultural values beyond the Marae.
Of treasuring the images that identify us;
Of claiming a space to stand as ourselves;
Of being Māori-centric in identifying what makes for creative artistic excellence.
- Dr Sandy Adsett

In this programme, students will examine different types of artwork and kōrero about the stories and inspiration behind them. From the waharoa out the front of the gallery, to the paintings and sculptures housed inside, there is plenty to see and learn about!

As part of this programme we also have a pounamu heitiki handling workshop - a unique opportunity for students to get hands on with history and compare and contrast this to artworks in te MOKO.

After our time spent together in the gallery, we will head to the classroom to play with colour, paint and texture and create artworks inspired by Aana Adsett's geometric designs.

If you would like to make an inquiry or booking for this programme, please contact Kelsey on 027 332 5496, or via email.

Primary, Intermediate and Secondary
Year 1 - 13

Cost: FREE
Duration: 90 - 120 minutes

Key Themes: Te Ao Māori, Contemporary Māori Art, Māori History, Portraiture, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Patterning and Design, Taonga
Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Te Reo Māori, Social Sciences, English, Learning Languages
Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Managing Self, Relating to Others, Participating and Contributing 

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