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Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika - Moments in Māori performance

Date: Saturday 22 May 2021 to Sunday 22 August 2021
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact details: info@aratoi.co.nz
Part of the Pūkana series
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If you missed the Pūkana exhibition the first time or want to have another look, now you have a chance to see it at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.

Pūkana is travelling and is now showing at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.

A celebration of Māori performance and performers across time and genres, the exhibition highlights iconic moments in Māori performance and features luminaries such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Hone Tuwhare, George Henare, Inia Te Wiata and Jim Moriarty. In partnership with Wairarapa Māori community, a strong local component has been developed.

A programme of workshops and events will bring the exhibition to life and includes a performance area for school groups and performing artists.

Augmented in partnership with the Wairarapa Māori community and Aratoi.

Aratoi Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika — Moments in Māori performance

Aratoi hours

Aratoi is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Pūkana events at Aratoi

Some amazing events at Aratoi as part of the Pūkana exhbition.

Have a look

Pūkana events at Aratoi

Curator’s audio tour

Listen to Paul Diamond, one of the curator’s of Pūkana, as he walks with you through some of the themes in the exhibition.

Pūkana — curator’s talk

Women using long poi.
Māori women performing the poi at Lepea village, at the 7th Festival of Pacific Arts, Apia, Samoa, 1996, by Julia Brooke-White. Ref: PA12-7254-06. Alexander Turnbull Library.