Thursday 22 February 2024 10:00 AM - Sunday 17 March 2024 5:00 PM


Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street
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Phone: 07 838 6606

Wharenui Harikoa

Waikato Museum
Open daily, December 1 2023 -17 March 2024 (Closed Christmas Day)

FREE entry

The most vibrant and colourful wharenui you will ever see is at the Waikato Museum!

Over the past eight years, husband and wife duo, Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole, have been using their creative energies to explore mātauranga Māori through crocheted sculptural forms.

Bringing together bright, neon colours and traditional toi whakairo (māori carving) shapes, Wharenui Harikoa (House of Joy) is their most ambitious creation to date - a full-scale wharenui (meeting house) completely crocheted by hand. The aim of Wharenui Harikoa is to manifest intergenerational healing and deeply felt joy, one loop at a time, connecting all people and igniting joy globally.

All you need is love – and wool!