Monday 30 May 2022
A major new wānanga toi Māori, Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga, is to be held in Tāmaki Makaurau to coincide with Matariki. Participants will hear from 30 speakers from across the country on a range of topics, as detailed in the newly-released programme.
The kaupapa of this wānanga is reflected in the name, whakaahuatanga, to transform and metamorphose, and in the timing across Matariki, the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar. Hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and held at the Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre, this Māori arts wānanga will be held across two days, 15–16 June 2022.
‘Toi Te Kupu sits under the mantle of whakaahuatanga, the notion of transformation and metamorphosis as evidenced by our tūpuna. Under this, we seek to provide platforms for Māori artists and arts-sector professionals to bring their voices to the community,’ says Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s Senior Curator, Māori Art, Nathan Pōhio (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāti Pākehā).
‘The purpose of this wānanga is to reinforce the brilliance and depth mātauranga Māori bring to customary and contemporary Māori art, as well as send our artists off to their studios, laptops, practice rooms and pā harakeke feeling like they are part of a community, reinvigorated and inspired.’
The two-day wānanga provides opportunity to hear from keynote speakers Ngāhuia te Awekōtuku (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe and Waikato) and Robert Jahnke (Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau a Iritekura, Te Whānau a Rakairoa o Ngāti Porou).
Alongside the opening address and panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to two ‘in conversation’ sessions with Rānui Ngārimu (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga) and John Miller (Ngāpuhi,Ngaitewake-ki-Uta).
Following each day’s opening address is a suite of panel discussions from kaikōrero, including Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), Natalie Robertson (Ngāti Porou, Clann Dhònnchaidh), Moana Tipa (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Kura Te Waru Rewiri (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Rangi). Also hear from Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Elisapeta Heta (Ngātiwai, Waikato Tainui), Nova Paul (Te Uriroroi, Te Parawhau, Te Māhurehure ki Whatitiri), Rachel Shearer (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Pākehā) and more.
Panel chairs include Carla Ruka ( Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi) and Kereama Te Ua (Te Whakatōhea, Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Tūwharetoa, TeAitanga a Mahaki, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Pākehā).
Tickets include daily morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch on site at Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre. At the end of day one, participants are invited to a pō whakawhanaunga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with the chance to network, enjoy drinks, kai and further conversation, along with exclusive after-hours access to the Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda exhibition.
Te Arepa Morehu (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi), Head of Kaupapa Māori at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki says, ‘Toi Te Kupu is an opportunity to bring diverse thoughts together to wānanga experiences leading up to now and explore the opportunities haere ake nei – into the future.’
Dr Valance Smith (Ngāpuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Haina, Ngāti Pākehā), Chair of Haerewa, the Gallery’s Māori Advisory Committee, says, ‘At the heart of Toi Te Kupu are Māori artists, their art and their stories capturing people’s hearts and minds, bringing issues to the fore, engaging with people, and invoking a palpable sense of connection that transcends diverse ways of thinking and worldviews.’
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga aims to celebrate and showcase the transformative power of mātauranga Māori as expressed through art, exhibition-making and wider creative practices, while increasing the dialogue between Māori artists on what is critically important for themselves and their communities today. The wānanga will include space available for booking by artists and artist-led rōpū, to support the gathering as a means for further independent kōrero.
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga is organised by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with the support of Auckland Council’s Māori Outcomes Fund.
Ākuanei tū ai tētahi wānanga nui ki Tāmaki Makaurau, arā, ko Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga
RĀHINA, TE 30 O MEI
Ka tū tētahi wānanga toi hirahira, arā, ko Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga, ki Tāmaki Makaurau ā, ka tū tēnei kaupapa hei te wā o Matariki. E 30 ngā kaikōrero nō te motu whānui ka haere mai ki te kōrero mō ngā tini kaupapa. Ka kitea ngā kaupapa ki te mahere hou nei: programme.
Kei te ingoa anō te kaupapa o tēnei wānanga, arā, ko te whakaahuatanga. Kia whakaahua, kia whakataurite hoki. Ka tū hei te rehunga o Matariki, arā, ko te tau hou Māori. He mea whakahaere tēnei e Toi o Tāmaki: Auckland Art Gallery ki Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre. E rua rangi te roa o tēnei wānanga mahi toi Māori. Ka tū mai ā te 15 - 16 o Hune, 2022.
‘Ka noho a Toi Te Kupu i raro i te korowai o Whakaahuatanga – Kia whāia te tauira o ngā tūpuna. I raro i tēnei, ko te whāinga, kia whai wāhi mō te ringatoi Māori, mō te kaiwhakaaro, mō ngā kaitiaki toi hoki kia rangona ai ō rātou reo ki te hapori’, te kī a Pōhio, Senior Curator, Māori Art o Te Toi o Tāmaki. (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāti Pākehā)
‘Ko te kaupapa o te wānanga nei, he whakakaha i te pīatatanga me te hōhonutanga o te mātauranga Māori e hāpai ana i ngā mahi toi Māori me ngā mahi toi o nāianei, otirā, ko te tukuhanga o ngā ringa toi ki ō rātou wāhi mahi toi, ki ā rātou rorohiko, ki ō rātou rūma mahi, ki ngā pā harakeke anō hoki kia mau ai te hono i waenganui i a rātou me te hapori. Kia rongo hoki i te haumanutanga me te hiringa.’
Hei roto i ngā rangi e rua o te wānanga nei, ka kōrero a Ngāhuia te Awekōtuku (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tūhoe and Waikato) rāua ko Robert Jahnke (Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau a Iritekura, Te Whānau a Rakairoa o Ngāti Porou).
Kei tua o ngā kōrero whakapuaki me ngā kōrero a te pae, he wā hoki kia whakarongo atu ki ēnei wānanga e rua nā Rānui Ngārimu (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga) rāua ko John Miller (Ngāpuhi, Ngaitewake-ki-Uta).
Hei muri i ngā kōrero whakapuaki o ngā rangi e rua, ka whai ko te kāhui kaikorero me ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, whakawhitinga whakaaro a Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), rātou ko, Natalie Robertson (Ngāti Porou, Clann Dhònnchaidh), Moana Tipa (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu), Kura Te Waru Rewiri (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Rangi). Whakarongo hoki ki a Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Elisapeta Heta (Ngātiwai, Waikato Tainui), Nova Paul (Te Uriroroi, Te Parawhau, Te Māhurehure ki Whatitiri), Rachel Shearer (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Pākehā) me ētahi atu.
Ko ngā heamana o Te Pae, ko Carla Ruka (Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi), me Kereama Te Ua (Te Whakatōhea, Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Tūwharetoa, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Pākehā).
He kai paramanawa kei ngā tīkiti. Ko reira hoki te kai o te rānui kei Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre. Hei te mutunga o te rangi tuatahi, e pōhiritia ana ngā hunga ki tētahi kaupapa ‘Networking’ ki Te Toi o Tāmaki. Hei reira ētahi inu me ētahi kai hei āwhina i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero. Ka whai wāhi hoki ki te uru atu ki Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda hei muri i ngā hāora tūwhera.
Hei tā te Head of Kaupapa Māori, a Te Arepa Morehu, (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) ‘He aheinga nui tēnei e tuitui ai i ngā momo whakaaro onamata, kia āta tirohia ngā āhuatanga nui onāianei, kia toro hoki ki pitomata o āpōpō i a tātou ka neke whakamua ki te anamatā’.
Hei tā Tākuta Valance Smith, (Ngāpuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Haina, Ngāti Pākehā), te heamana o Haerewa, ‘Kei te puku o Toi Te Kupu: ngā ringatoi Māori, ā rātou mahi toi me ā rātou kōrero e kapo ake ana i te ngākau me te hinengaro o te tangata. Kia takamua ngā take, kia hiwa te tangata ki te hononga kei tua i ngā tūmomo whaiwhakaarotanga, kei tua hoki i ngā tirohanga ao.’
Ko te whāinga o Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga, he whakanui, he whakaatu hoki te mana whakaahuatanga o te mātauranga Māori mā roto i ngā mahi toi Māori, mā te waihangatia o te kaupapa whakaaturanga me ngā mahi auaha i te wā e whakakahangia ana te matapakinga o ngā ringa toi Māori me ngā āhuatanga e hirahira ana ki a rātou me ō rātou hapori i te rā nei. He wāhi e wātea ana hei tāpui mā te ringa toi me ngā rōpu ka arahina e te ringa toi hei tautoko ake i te huihui tahitanga me ngā kōrero motuhake o roto.
Kua whakaritea tēnei kauapapa Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga e Te Toi o Tāmaki me te tautoko a Māori Outcomes Fund nā Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga
Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 June 2022
Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga
E rua rā: Wenerei te 15 o Pipiri ki te Taite te 16 o Pipiri 2022
Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre 50 Mayoral Drive Auckland CBD
Tīkiti tauira: $180.00
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