City Gallery

Past event

Matariki, Making and Kōrero

17 July 2020
Whānau friendly finger knitting with artist Martin Awa Clarke Langdon

During the week of Matariki, join artist Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, for a whānau-friendly finger-knitting making session. Matariki is a time of reflection, realignment, and reconnection. In this workshop, participants will learn a simple loom-stitch technique using their own hands as their loom. This is an opportunity to kōrero about the meaning of Matariki to us, here and now, and to connect and reflect on old and new traditions through making together. The workshop is for young and old. Bring the whānau and spend time knitting together.

Martin Awa Clarke Langdon (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Whāwhākia, Ngāti Hikairo, Kāi Tahu) is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and educator. His photographic series To Turn Night Into Day is currently on display in the Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes for the months leading into and through Matariki 2020, Pipiri to Whiringa-ā-nuku. Langdon explains: 'To Turn Night Into Day is about personal moments with whānau, urban observations, and abstractions of whakapapa that reflect on a tradition of Matariki in a contemporary environment.'