Mmiri | Wai

All Projects 22nd March to 20th April 2024 Exhibition at ALL GOODS, Avondale Greenbay, Blockhouse bay website Mmiri| Wai Since 2021 I have built a connection & drawn inspiration from the waters at the Whau. Specifically Sandy Bay, Flounder Bay which are both neighboring to Blockhouse Bay. I’ve done a lot of projects there and […]

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Whau Youth Awards 2023

All Projects Friday 15th December, 2023 Blockhouse Bay Community Centre Whau Youth Awards 2023 We were stoked to be able to support the annual Whau Youth Awards by supporting local artist weaver Ahi Nyx to handcraft the awards this year.A massive congratulations to all the nominees and award winners at our 2023 Whau Youth Awards.

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Fiji Baat

All Projects 2024 Neighbourhoods in the Whau Fiji Baat Fiji Baat translates to ‘Fiji talk’ or the language Fiji Hindi. This photographic series  will share stories of Indo-Fijians in the Whau area who migrated to New Zealand amidst decades of political upheaval, providing insight into their lives today. The project is a collaboration between Sahar

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Weaving the Whau

Where: Avondale LibraryWhen: Tuesday and Sundays in April 2023 during term times:Tuesday, 2-4 PM (April 4)Sundays, 12-1 PM (April 2, 16 + 30) Try your hand at weaving on a Big Loom and recycle your old textiles at the library! Bring in your clean, pre-loved clothing to be cut and woven into a community tapestry,

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Whau is proud to be funding an immersive theatre/film work called Minema and will be on THIS SUNDAY in New Lynn from 6pm-8pm (30 minute time slots over the 2 hours!)! The work is free/koha and will hopefully bring some joy to people after unprecedented times. WHEN: Sunday 19th Feb, with 30 min session times between

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Bay Art Exhibition and Event

This was the first Bay Art exhibition and event, exhibiting and selling artwork by 45 local artists with live performance, kai and a workshop gathering ideas for a future public artwork. Artists of varying experiences were involved from established practitioners to students from local schools. Highlights: Seeing the community come together to celebrate the arts

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Dung Beetle, event series

This Project hosted 6 monthly poetry/music/art sharing gigs at the new arts space/shop Dung Beetle in New Lynn. The events focused on giving a platform to locals and marginalised communities, specifically to our LGBTQIA+ communities to perform and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment. Events included; Poetry with Aiwa pooamorn and Gemishka Chetty

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An Evening of World Music

This May the Sargam School of Music presents a mini festival of world music. With taonga pūoro, waiata, contemporary jazz, traditional Scandinavian and French folk music and Indian classical music and dance performances the evening will traverse times and cultures. Conceived as a response to the impact of Covid 19 on world music events An

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Mata Ali’i

Mata Ali’i is Samoan for Matariki, the star cluster that can be witnessed from and celebrated in the Pacific. Stars were integral in the migration voyages that brought the first Māori to Aotearoa. Focussing on Pacific voices, the artists were asked to think about what Matariki means to them and to respond to Matariki as

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Raranga Rerenga Rauropi: Weaving Biodiversity Community Art Project

Weaving Biodiversity Art Project: Artist Tanya Ruka is leading a collaborative project with local community gardens & gardeners. Creating a series of 3 digital weavings promoting Te Ao Māori concepts of Manākitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Māramatanga. Manākitanga is a digital weaving of HD video footage of the soil in the whau. This is one of the most important Te Ao Māori

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