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Kā Kura, Kā Manu

Ngā Toi Māori, Visual Arts

From November 10th, 2023, to January 5th, 2024, Rei gallery will be hosting Kā Kura Kā Manu, an exhibition dedicated to the importance of manu (birds).

The exhibition will begin by featuring the artworks created by tamariki from kā kura:

  • Te Kura Tuatahi o Ōhinehou (Lyttelton Primary School)
  • Te Raekura (Redcliffs School)
  • Te Kura o Paeraki (Mount Pleasant)

This exhibition aims to ensure art and kā toi are accessible and supportive towards the next generation of creative minds. Tamariki will bring the manu in, and our Rei Artist Collective will send them out, bringing the community of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū a broad range of artistic expression from emerging, to mid-career, and established artists.

Manu are integral to Te Ao Māori, they are the original inhabitants of Aotearoa New Zealand, and came to incredible heights and depths in our diverse whenua. This exhibition will highlight the manu on our doorstep, the ones buried beneath our very own feet, and their cultural significance for us today. Here we can generate awareness about the critical importance of manu and find common ground on the place we call home.

November 10 to November 27 we will feature kā kura works
November 28 to January 5, there will be the series of works from our Artist Collective.

Rei Art Gallery is located at 10b Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, down Robert Forbes Lane, next door to Hope River Pies.

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