Ko wai rā te manu?: Māori weaving workshop and exhibition 17-19 March 2023

Futuna Chapel will be the venue for a contemporary Māori weaving exhibition and workshop ‘Ko wai rā te manu?’ on 17 – 19 March 2023.

The exhibition and wānanga involves:  Turumeke Harrington, Ngaahina Hohaia, Neke Moa, Matthew McIntyre Wilson, Ngaroma Riley, Isaac Te Awa, Jude Te Punga Nelson and Kezia Whakamoe.

The exhibition is the culmination of a series of bird skinning wānanga hosted by Matthew McIntyre Wilson and Isaac Te Awa at Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush.  This has allowed the artists to honour the manu (birds) and give them another life in the form of contemporary taonga.  This collection of new work from participating artists is a reflection of the manaakitanga, care and attention experienced while in wānanga.  

Opening of the exhibition: Thursday 16 March 2023 at 6pm.
Ruby Solly, writer, musician and taonga pūoro practitioner will be warming Futuna Chapel with an opening performance, followed by an exhibition preview and refreshments. 

Then, visitors are welcome to view the exhibition at the chapel on 17 – 19 March 2023 from 10am – 4pm 

Curators’ Talk: Sunday 19 March 2023 at 1 pm
Please join Natalie Jones and Isaac Te Awa to hear more about the development of this wānanga series and exhibition. 
This will be an event held during Futuna’s annual open day.

Entry free. A koha is appreciated.
Futuna Chapel, 67 Futuna Close, Karori, Wellington
Supported by Wellington City Council Arts and Culture Fund, The Price of Change Ltd and Rieko Woodford-Robinson
Image credit: Isaac Te Awa Poi Kereru [2022], Photo courtesy of Natalie Jones