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25.11 2023

What’s On at Toi Auaha

25 November 2023 12:00pm - 6:00 pm
/ There's a lot happening at Toi Auaha including open studios, the Pūrākau exhibition, carving workshops and more...
Toi Auaha, cnr Worcester Blvd & Rolleston Ave

Toi Auaha Community Arts Hub

5 Worcester Boulevard

Pūrākau

12 Noon – 6pm

In the lounge

An exhibition curated by eight-year-old Pia Hill featuring work created by a range of artists and tamariki taking place in the Toi Auaha lounge for one day only! Pia says that “without art, there wouldn’t be a way to tell stories. Because in the olden days they told stories with art. And books are art. Plants are art too. Anything can be art. Humans can be art, clothes can be art too. It’s really cool.”

Open studios

12 Noon – 3pm

Upstairs

Wander through a selection of artist studios at the recently established community arts hub.

Tūhono Taonga, Tūhono Tāngata

12 Noon – 6pm

In the carpark

Nationally-recognised artist and pounamu carver Jon Jeet (Ngāti Maniapoto, Fijian Indian), along with a handful of talented facilitators, will be onsite teaching anyone interested how to carve a simple pounamu form. Based in the Tūhono Taonga Tūhono Tāngata Trust mobile carving unit for The Block Party, you will be able to watch Jon carve and then give it a go yourself! All materials and guidance are supplied by Jon and the Trust.

Share Kai at Toi Auaha

12.00 Noon – 2.00pm

In the garden

Share Kai is about creating spaces of belonging where people can connect around the table, share about ourselves and learn about others. Share Kai is a collaboration between InCommon, Mahia te Aroha and the Share Kai Cooks Collective, showcasing the richness of cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand and fostering connections between individuals of different backgrounds. Share Kai with members of the Eritrean community will be serving coffee and kai to visitors of Toi Auaha for free.

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