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Matariki Festival - 7 sisters - Maori women storytellers of Te Tai Tokerau

When: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Where:Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei
Event Contact:Facebook - Matariki Festival Whangarei

CHART (supported by ASB) has requested a project on Maori women storytellers, that also fits within the theme of Matariki.

The response is an audio-visual creation delivered as a multi-screen installation called:

Matariki – 7 sisters – Maori women storytellers of Te Tai Tokerau

The intention of this project is to create an audio-visual documentation of Maori women artists (based in or descending from) Te Tai Tokerau.

This is an ongoing project in that content can continually be created for it, allowing it to be updated regularly.

The Content:

Based on the 7 main stars of Matariki, ‘Seven Sisters’, will cover seven main art-forms

which Maori woman storytellers use:

  • Painting

  • Weaving/ Cloth: fashion, design

  • Word (spoken, song and written)                                                                            

·         Performance: acting, dancing

  • Clay                                                       

·         Wood / Sculpture/Multi-media

·         Media – Film, TV, Radio


The Installation:

Each of the 7 art forms will have a screen to deliver content as part of the installation.

The installation will be representative of the shape of the seven Matariki stars.