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Whetū Print: Matarau Tour and Printing Workshop

29 April – 14 August 2022

Visit Matarau to discover artworks by renowned Māori artists including Robyn Kahukiwa, Emily Karaka, and Hemi Macgregor. With large-scale abstract paintings reminiscent of stars or flowers, atmospheric video works, and even an adorned car, students will make connections between art and life, and explore themes around the environment, whakapapa, and politics.

Take part in a printmaking workshop inspired by shapes, patterns, and stories in Hemi Macgregor’s artworks. Students learn how to make a stamp to repeat and rotate, forming a whetū or putiputi design, then consider how to arrange individual pictures together to make a collective artwork for your classroom.