Creative Kōrero, Nga Toi Maori

Creative Wānanga: Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Kanohi Ki Te Kanohi

Exploring New Ways to Support Indigenous Artist Development
A Creative Bay of Plenty and Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust Partnership

Saturday 23 January 2021 | 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Takuwhakatiki Marae, 681 Welcome Bay Rd, Welcome Bay

Saturday 20 February 2021 | 12:30pm – 6:30pm
At a local marae – exact location TBD.

How can we better support Māori and indigenous artists in Tauranga Moana and Western Bay of Plenty? What encouragement, advice, and funding are available to help you create? What’s the best way to further your ideas, skills, audience, and capability? What big creative project are we planning for Matariki—involving art, light installation, new technology, sense of place, and creative urban interventions? And how can you become part of an exciting new artistic effort in Tauranga? Join us on Saturday at Whareroa Marae—with special guest speakers Rachael Rakena, curator of the Mana Moana Project, and Robert Appierdo, founder of Wellington-based Storybox and Lux Festival—and find out!

If you are an indigenous artist that cares about your art, culture, and community, our Creative Wānanga: Kanohi ki te Kanohi is for you. Creative Bay of Plenty and Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust have teamed up to developed this afternoon gathering as an opportunity to hear and share ideas, explore light art platforms, and hopefully inspire you with some new big ideas (like this Storybox projection mapping project for Te Papa). The wānanga will include introductions to our teams, a chance to learn about arts and culture support, creative workshops, and an open forum to showcase your project ideas. Our special guests will also present an overview of light art installations and digital technology, and reveal our plans to establish a major new Light Art Festival in the Bay of Plenty during Matariki 2021.

Join us for a creative wānanga and marae experience for indigenous artists in our region. Help us answer some important questions together: What do local Māori and Pasifika artists need most? How can we best support your future aspirations and ongoing development? What is essential for your creative projects and cultural identity in our communities? What might you create for a spectacular new Light Art Festival in our own backyard?

There is no fee to participate, but spaces are limited. Generous support for this initiative has been provided by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Register by clicking below to reserve your place at either or both of our Creative Wānanga: Kanohi Ki Te Kanohi.



What’s On: 23 January 2021

12.30pm – Powhiri

Light Refreshments

1.00pm – Eric Holowacz & Julie Paama-Pengelly – Introduction to CBOP and TMT
1.30pm – Rob Appierdo – Story Box
2.00pm – Rachael Rakena – Mana Moana
2.30pm – Panel Discussions – Rob, Rachael, Eric and Julie – Present ideas to the panel for feedback (5 minutes max)

3.30pm – Afternoon Tea

4.00pm – CBOP Marketing, Arts and Culture Presentation
4.15pm – CBOP Funding and Projects Presentation
4.30pm – Eric Holowacz – Small Projects Korero for 20 Feb 2021
5.00pm – Whakawhitiwhitikorero
5.30pm – Poroporoaki: Reflection of the Day
6.30pm – End of Day

Guest Speakers
Rachael Rakena, Mana Moana
Story Box, Robert Appierdo

Presentations by
Creative Bay of Plenty

Creative Kōrero, Nga Toi Maori

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