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Te Ataarangi | Maramataka Matariki

Monday 15th July-Saturday 10th August 2024

Led by Robin Slow and Mat Tait, members of the community gathered at Onetahua Marae and collaboratively created artworks which have monoprints as backgrounds and then detail created using a variety of techniques.

Thematically, we reflected on the whakataukī:
“Ko te wai te oranga o ngā mea katoa”
“Water is the essence of life for all”

We considered the beauty of the many presentations of water – mist, rain, snow, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, springs, oceans, in fact, inclusive of all life carrying water. Then our focus turned to the challenges to the state of water in our country today and what we might do to protect and preserve this most precious essential life-giving resource.

All original artworks are framed and are for sale. Proceeds support reo revitalisation in Te Tauihu and Te Ataarangi ki Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui.

Please join us for an opening and a blessing Friday 19th July 5pm.



July 15–20, 22–27, 29–31
August 1–3, 5–10


10am - 5pm Mon - Fri & 10am - 2pm Sat


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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