Today sees the first day of Matariki and to celebrate this, a new art exhibition is opening at Haratu to display works by the Kaimahi.
In addition, a number of works, including two Matariki masks guest Artist Trish Clifford will on display together with a giant kete to celebrate Matariki. It will be “must see”!
The story behind the kete belongs to the Kororareka weaving group that meet regularly at Haratu on Thursdays. A couple of months ago, one of their member Catrina Suter a textile artist by profession approached the group with the idea of weaving an enourmous kete and complete it in time for matariki.
For the past 4 months the group has been working hard to complete the project which is now on display.
Opening 14 June 4.30pm – 7.30pm, exhibit ending 14 July 2010 At Haratu, Cnr The Strand & Pitt Street