Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Weavers to Gather in Waitara, Taranaki

12 October 2005

Weavers to Gather in Waitara, Taranaki

Labour Weekend (21 – 24 October) will see over 200 weavers gathering in Waitara, Taranaki to celebrate the art of Maori weaving, at the Weavers National Hui - a Toi Maori Aotearoa event held every two years.

Weavers; young and old, students, well known artists and respected elders will gather together to demonstrate their skills and learn from each other. The finest works of weaving will be on display and a Public Open Day will be held on Saturday 22 October at Owae Marae providing an opportunity for visitors to see the weavers at work and talk to them about their art.

A number of weavers have just returned from the USA with the major international touring exhibition "Toi Maori - The Eternal Thread." A delegation of 8 Maori weavers travelled to San Francisco, California for the 'Maori Art Meets America' event in August 2005. Another delegation travelled to Salem, Oregon to open the exhibition on 23 September at its second US venue, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon, USA.

Two Native American weavers from Oregon, USA will attend the Hui to meet with Maori weavers. Bud Lane and Robert Kentta, both weavers, artists, and tribal council members will travel to Aotearoa to meet with Maori weavers. Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, revered Siletz tribal elder, and one of the members of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers will also be an honoured guest.

Ranui Ngarimu, Chairperson of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa (Weavers New Zealand) says that Maori weaving holds a critical position within the cultural landscape of Aotearoa.

“Our exhibition ‘The Eternal Thread – Te Aho Mutunga Kore’ has forged a new direction for us to present not only in our own country but also on the world stage. As weavers, we inherit a huge responsibility in continuing the known forms, exploring new directions and displaying the inherent beauty of our chosen art.”

The Weavers National Hui is presented by Toi Maori Aotearoa - Maori Arts New Zealand, the national organisation for Maori art. The Weavers National Hui and Toi Maori Aotearoa receive major funding from Te Waka Toi, the Maori Arts Board of Creative New Zealand. The Weavers National Hui is also supported by Auahi Kore and TSB Community Trust.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news