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Fantastic Flax....And Much More!

Children can try out their skills in flax weaving, poi-making - then hear Maori myths and legends read by popular storytellers, as part of the Gallery's exciting school holiday programme.

"All the activities are based around the Parihaka exhibition," says education coordinator Justine McLisky. "In the workshops, children learn how to prepare harakeke (flax), and make and decorate headbands, flowers and other objects. They can also have fun making and using poi."

"We are lucky to have young people from Parihaka helping with some of the workshops," says McLisky. "They are passing on their unique knowledge of the arts, crafts and songs, from growing up and living at Parihaka."

Also proving popular is free daily storytelling in the South Gallery upstairs at 12-1pm. Popular Maori storytellers, including Hera Taute and Paora Ropata, are entrancing children and adults alike with stories and legends based on Maori experience. Daily until Fri 6 Oct, bookings not necessary. Maori arts and crafts workshops: Thurs 28 Sept, Tues 3 Oct, Thurs 5 October. Activities suitable for 5-8 year olds (10am -12pm) and 9-12 year olds (1-3pm). $5 materials charge per child. To book Tel: 801 4153 or call in at the Gallery front desk, open 10am-5pm daily.

Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance is a partnership project between City Gallery Wellington and Parihaka Pa Trustees. Generously supported by: New Zealand Millennium Office; The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board; Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa; Wellington City Council; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Taranaki Museum. Generously sponsored by: Bell Gully Barristers and Solicitors; Wakatu Incorporation; Tohu Wines; Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation; The Dominion; The Evening Post; Saatchi & Saatchi; City Gallery Wellington Foundation. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council. ENDS.

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950 Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance 26 August - 19 January 2001 Admission Free Check out: http://www.parihaka.city-gallery.org.nz


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