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Kōkōwai / Painting with Whenua Workshop – Matariki 2022

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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One event on June 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm

- $10
This is a subsidised workshop in The Incubator’s Matariki series. Bookings for all other full price workshops (Workshop 2) are open now and you may book into as many as you wish. The subsidised workshops are only open to book 10 days prior to the workshop and bookings are limited to one subsidised workshop per person.
Guided by Rhian Smith, in this workshop you will have the opportunity to prepare your own pigments and paint your own masterpiece while discussing how to respectfully harvest whenua without leaving a trace.
Tutor: Rhian Smith
What: Kōkōwai / Painting with Whenua
Date: Sunday, 12th June
Where: The Incubator
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Cost: $10
“Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama.”
“Seek and discover, discover, and know, know and become enlightened.”
Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Taakitimu, ko Mataatua, ko Ngātokimatawhaorua ngā Waka
Ko Ngāti Ranginui, ko Ngāi Te Rangi, ko Ngāpuhi ngā Iwi
Ko Rhian Smith tōku ingoa.
Growing up I was surrounded by a lot of mainstream standards to which I never really fit in. It wasn’t until I immersed myself into my Māori heritage and culture that I was able to see the potential in my own self and in my art.
I enjoy working with various mediums from harakeke and mahi raranga – weaving, to create my own pigments out of koha – gifts from whenua and moana and letting the pigments tell their own story on paper or canvas.
A saying that resonates with me is “Mātauranga doesn’t belong to you, you hold it on behalf of those who need it”. Therefore, I like to weave stories into my art as I believe art can create conversation and the opportunity of sharing mātauranga.
My mahi toi is inspired by my surroundings, the indigenous ability to tell stories in such visual and creative ways and most importantly my whakapapa.
Please note: This is a subsidised workshop in The Incubator’s Matariki series. Bookings for all other full price workshops (Workshop 2) are open now and you may book into as many as you wish.  You are only allowed to be booked into one subsidised workshop. Booking system will go live 10 days prior to the workshop starting. If you are unable to make the workshop please let us know immediately so we can let someone else go instead.

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Location:
,
Further Information:
Matariki Events
Event Category:

Venue

The Artery, Historic Village
17th Ave West
Tauranga,
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Organiser

The Incubator Creative Hub, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Phone:
07-571 3700
Email:
info@theincubator.co.nz
View Organiser Website

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Location:
,
Further Information:
Matariki Events
Event Category:

Venue

The Artery, Historic Village
17th Ave West
Tauranga,
+ Google Map

Organiser

The Incubator Creative Hub, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga
Phone:
07-571 3700
Email:
info@theincubator.co.nz
View Organiser Website