Nga taputapu tuturu a te maori me nga taonga puoro: Traditional Māori tools and musical instruments
Join us to celebrate Matariki 2018!
- Date: Saturday, 23 June, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free. No booking required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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An all-ages interactive demonstration and talk about making and using traditional Māori tools and instruments (taonga puoro) by Matiu Bartlett.
This event is part of our Matariki Week Celebrations.
Hear Matiu talk about how he makes his tools and musical instruments
Matiu uses traditional stone tools which he makes from stone adzes, files, rasps, sandstone, stone as well as steel. Natural materials such as wood, stone, bindings, earth pigments and flax fibres and are sourced from his local environment, the Wairoa district, to make both his tools and taonga puoro.
11.00am to 2.00pm there will be sustainable Matariki crafts for children, and
12:30pm to 1.30pm a free tour of He Tohu.
About the speaker
Ko te wai o Ruakituri te awa
Ko Matakuhia te maunga
Ko Ruakituri te wharua
Ko Ngati Hinganga te hapu
Ko Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa te iwi
Ko Matiu Bartlett ahau
Matiu Bartlett was born and raised in Wairoa and has been involved in making and playing taonga puoro since 2012.
Matiu has played taonga puoro and facilitated workshops at various national and international festivals and facilitated workshops and has had three solo exhibitions.
Matiu Bartlett, Porirua 2018 Waitangi Day celebrations.