“Art a Riki” celebrating Matariki

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.

After the blessing Minister and 2 weavers in the kete

Opening 14 June 4.30pm – 7.30pm, exhibit ending 14 July 2010 At Haratu, Cnr The Strand & Pitt Street

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