Puaka Matariki Whetū-making Workshop

Join expert weaver Blondie Ngamoki for this all-ages star-making workshop and take your harakeke whetū creation home! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Sunday 22 July, 1‒3pm. FREE

Contact lcullen@dcc.govt.nz       03 474 3249              dunedin.art.museum

Ōtepoti Open Studio Arts Tour

Blue Oyster is excited to be joining in the festivities of Puaka Matariki for the seventh year, presenting a special opportunity to visit the dedicated and hard-working community of visual practitioners across the city. In the season’s spirit of wānaka and whanaukataka, visitors are encouraged to ask the artists questions about their work directly in an informal and welcoming environment.

This event will take place across Ōtepoti, beginning at Blue Oyster, where visitors will be presented with a map of nearby and city-wide artist studios to visit throughout the day at their own pace.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this opportunity to learn, share and understand more about toi moroki, contemporary art.

Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, 10am ‒ 4pm. FREE

Contact director@blueoyster.org.nz        03 479 0197              blueoyster.org.nz

Ōtepoti Open Studio Arts Tour

Blue Oyster is excited to be joining in the festivities of Puaka Matariki for the seventh year, presenting a special opportunity to visit the dedicated and hard-working community of visual practitioners across the city. In the season’s spirit of wānaka and whanaukataka, visitors are encouraged to ask the artists questions about their work directly in an informal and welcoming environment.

This event will take place across Ōtepoti, beginning at Blue Oyster, where visitors will be presented with a map of nearby and city-wide artist studios to visit throughout the day at their own pace.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this opportunity to learn, share and understand more about toi moroki, contemporary art.

Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, 10am ‒ 4pm. FREE

Contact director@blueoyster.org.nz        03 479 0197              blueoyster.org.nz

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.

As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact artstudio@xtra.co.nz     03 474 5949             facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2


Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.

As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact artstudio@xtra.co.nz     03 474 5949             facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2


Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s

Matariki Makerspace

Self-guided, family fun

Join your community and celebrate the Māori New Year by creating a star-inspired Puaka Matariki craft.                                        

Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE

Contact 03 474 7474      otagomuseum.nz

Reaching for the Sky with Manu Tukutuku Art Exhibition

Studio2 is a creative studio space where local artists with disabilities are supported to create artwork, experiment with a range of materials and develop their own styles and profiles. Margaret Freeman Gallery is a small art gallery dedicated to helping marginalised artists share their work.

As an opportunity to learn about traditional Māori kite making, practice whanaukataka (social relationships) and to add a touch of variety and vibrancy to the sky, the artists at Studio2 will celebrate Puaka Matariki by making a growing collection of Manu Tukutuku to be exhibited in the Margaret Freeman Gallery. We invite you to pop in view the growing exhibition (and see how many kites we can make!)

Studio2 & Margaret Freeman Gallery, 147 Hillside Road, South Dunedin

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10‒19 July, 9am ‒ 12pm, 1‒4pm. FREE

Contact artstudio@xtra.co.nz     03 474 5949             facebook.com/MargaretFreemanGalleryAndStudio2


Sketches of Māori kites, 1800s