Wananga Painting Workshops

Community Painting Workshops. Learn Basic painting skills and techniques

Cultural Exchange

 ‘Returning Cross Culture: Blending our identities 2015’  14th January to 24th January 2015. In January I attended a 10 day cultural exchange between Queensland indigenous artists and Maori artists. We shared our cultures and created collaborative works together.  It was an amazing trip that forged friendships that will last forever. The exchange was held in the Byfield National Park North Oueenland on the coast. There were some fantastic art created, later exhibited in Yepoon, and I am sure the work...

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SEM B Te Wananga o Aotearoa We unveiled the new mural that was created by my 2014 students on the arts course for Te Wananga o Aotearoa. It was a wonderful day with ministers blessing our work and many of the community attending. The whole school, Ratana band, Kapahaka and whanau all celebrating the hard work and dedication our students put in towards the murals that now beautify Kaikohe Intermediate and tell depict the histories of the area. If your...

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July 2014. My Semester B Kaawai  Raupapa course for Te Wananga o Aotearoa in 2013 was at Parapara Marae. The students designed and painted the Tahuhu for the Whare Tupuna Te Manawa o Ngati Tara. The Tahuhu depicts the connection of the people, hapu to the water. It depicts water fron Ranginui to the awa and sea, Te Aurere. It was an amazing wananga, huge amount of work for 5 weekend noho. The Tahuhu is over 20 m long and...

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July 2014. I have just finshed teaching a Kaawai Raupapa course for Te Wananga o Aotearoa. It was 18 weeks, comprising 5 weekend noho. 24 students successfully completed the course stage one of a mural that has been entered in to a Resene National Mural competition. Awesome students. The Whanau Komiti of Kaikohe Intermediate approached Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Te Puni Kokiri to assist with resourcing an initiative to compliment the “Ma te Iwi” – “It Takes A Village...

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