Sunday 14 July 2024 11:00 AM - Saturday 27 July 2024


The Meteor Theatre
1 Victoria Street,
Hamilton Central, Hamilton Show in Google Maps

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Join us in celebrating Matariki this year with our exhibition Taatai-o-Matariki!

Hosted in our Nancy Caiger Gallery, Taatai-o-Matariki aims to inspire the community in a celebration of the Maaori new year, bringing whanau and friends together. The exhibition will feature seven works by seven special artists, each encompassing one of the whetuu (stars) within the Tainui Matariki constellation:

Matariki (connected with reflection, hope, the environment, health and wellbeing, and the gathering of people)
Tupu-ā-rangi (connected with everything that grows within the sky e.g. fruits, berries, birds)
Tupu-ā-nuku (connected with everything that grows within the earth e.g. kumara)
Waitī (connected with all fresh water bodies and the food sources within it e.g. eels)
Waitā (connected with the oceans and food sources within it e.g. fish)
Waipuna-ā-rangi (connected with the rain)
Ururangi (connected with the winds)
Alongside these stellar creations, we’re also asking the wider community to share their reflections and expressions of the Matariki constellation!

So please let your creativity shine and participate in this kaupapa! Creations can be entered via our form here!

We plan to close submissions on the 16th July and as we’re planning to hang all of the whetuu creations from the ceiling, and we don’t want our roof to cave in, please keep your star to 30x30cm or less and weighing 5kgs or less!

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Taatai-o-Matariki - The Meteor Theatre