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Past event

Matariki Making with Gina Matchitt

Saturday 25 June, 12pm – 2pm

Haere mai! Celebrate Matariki with drop-in making at City Gallery Wellington. 

Adapting customary Māori patterns and techniques Māori artist Gina Matchitt will show you how to make a piece of art you can wear home. Work alongside her to create a whetū brooch to hold the stars in your hands. Everyone is welcome so bring your hoa and whānau to make a star cluster of your own.  

Gina Matchitt was born in 1966 in Rotorua, New Zealand and studied at Unitec School of Design in Auckland.  Drawing on her Māori tribal affiliations, Te Arawa and Te Whakatōhea, her work is a fusion of Māori and Pākehā (European) concepts.  Matchitt explores the rich traditions of Te Ao Māori (the Maori World), by reworking customary Māori pattern and language with contemporary materials.  Using recycled computer keys, stickers, fabric, photography, and duct tape, Matchitt's work contributes to Māori visual language in the 21st century. 

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