Celebrate the opening week of Tākiri, An Unfurling with this late-night art programme. Join us after hours in the Museum's galleries for curator’s conversations, artist talks, poetry slams, kai, live music and a cash bar.

Take part in artist Nikau Hindin's blue bead exchange project and participate in this national conversation about encounter and exchange.

Artist talks with Chris Charteris, Jasmine Togo Brisby and Curators Linda Tyler and Bridget Reweti.

Live music from Tuakoi Ohia and Ngakirikiri Kershaw

Live poetry by Te Kahu Rolleston and Winari Levi, performing new work commissioned for the Tākiri exhibition and Tuia 250 conversations.

 

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TRADING KĀPEHU WHETŪ - bring a small token to trade 

To activate Nikau Hindin's Kāpehu Whetū, Star Compass installation, the artist invites you to bring a small personal item to exchange with blue glass objects. This interactive piece references the exchange of glass beads used in initial trades between the HMS ENDEAVOUR crew and mana whenua. By appearing in their physical form 250 years later we can reevaluate their trading value. 

As silent and anonymous participants, it is up to the individuals to decide the value of the object in the compass and the value of the object they replace it with - whether it be equal, greater or lesser value. Over time, the houses of the star compass will be an assortment of odd objects which can then be further exchanged. 

Timetable of activities 

 

From 5:30pm in Blue Water Black Magic Gallery.

  • Live music by Tuakoi Ohia, Ngakirikiri & Tanapaparoa Kershaw

From 6pm - 7pm in the Edmiston Gallery

  • Artist Talk with Jasmin Togo-Brisby, accompanied by Curator Bridget Reweti
  • Blue bead activation with artist Nikau Hindin 
  • Poetry Performance with Te Kahu Rolleston & Winara Levi

From 7pm to 8.30pm

  • Live music by Tuakoi Ohia, Ngakirikiri & Tanapaparoa Kershaw
  • Artist Talk with Chris Charteris and Nikau Hindin, accompanied by Curator Linda Tyler.
  • Poetry Performance with Te Kahu Rolleston & Winara Levi
  • Live music by Tuakoi Ohia, Ngakirikiri & Tanapaparoa Kershaw

About the exhibition 

Tākiri: An Unfurling joins the ongoing dialogue around early encounters between Māori and Europeans in Aotearoa 250 years ago. Consider the impact through the work of seven contemporary artists, two curators and taonga of historic significance.

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