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Illustration featuring many elements contained in a circular design, including a kite, the Te Papa building, male and female figures, people looking at art, someone skating, and people gardening

Wana Ake Festival

Waihangatia! Tirohia! Toroa! Whakanuia te wā raumati ki Te Papa mā ētahi huihuinga hihiko, ngā mahi, ngā whakaaturanga, me te nui o te koa.

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Create! Look! Explore! Celebrate summer at Te Papa with a dynamic festival of events, activities, exhibitions, and fun.

  • When | Āhea 12 Dec 2020 – 18 Apr 2021
  • Where | Ki hea All over Te Papa

Ka rerekē i ia wiki. Kia whakatata atu ki ngā mahi toi, ki te kiriata Ao Mariko Māori tuatahi, ki ngā taonga a te National Treasures o TVNZ, ki ngā ringa uku, ki ngā toi tuku iho a te Māori me te a-Kiwa, ki te ao papa retireti, ki te māra ki te rangi, arā noa atu! He huihuinga mā te katoa.

Each week is different. Get up close with art, the world’s first Māori VR film, objects from TVNZ’s National Treasures, clay makers, Māori and Pasifika art, skate culture, a garden in the sky, and more! Events for people of all ages.

Programme

An illustration of Māori warriors in a waka with a chief standing up and calling out.

Caption

A still from the Whakakitenga VR experience. Image courtesy of Dusk Ltd

Tahi | One Work

21 Dec 2020 – 31 Jan 2021

E toru nei ngā kitenga rerekē kei roto i tēnei kaupapa, kia kotahi mahinga toi hei toronga atu i runga i ngā tikanga here-kore.

In this series of three different experiences, engage with a single art work at your own pace and in your own way.

Tahi | One Work exhibition page

Te Māra ki te Rangi | Garden in the Sky

12 Dec 2020 – ongoing

Takoto atu ki te taiao, e kuhu ki roto, waiho mā te maramataka e ārahi i ngā mahi māra.

Connect to nature, be inspired, and let the maramataka

  maramatakaMāori calendarMāori | noun
 guide your gardening.

Raumati ki Te Ngahere | Summer in Bush City

Mon 18 Jan – Sun 31 Jan

Celebrate the end of the school holidays with evening performances, games, talks, storytelling and kai in our living, growing, outdoor exhibition Te Ngahere | Bush City.

A woman crouched on a tapa cloth, painting with black paint

Caption

Ngatu artist from Akomai. Photo by Vioula Said. Te Papa

Mihi ki ngā Ringa Waihanga: Toi Tuku Iho | Celebrating Makers: Māori and Pacific Art

23 Jan – 28 Mar 2020

Kia whakatata atu ki ngā ringa waihanga Māori me te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa i tō tātou marae.

Get up close with Māori and Pacific makers on our marae.

Toi Tuku Iho | Māori and Pacific Art exhibition page

Mihi ki ngā Ringa Waihanga | Celebrating Makers: Ngatu

6–14 Feb 2021

Mahi tahi me ngā wāhine o Akomai Heritage ki te mahi ngatu (he aute ki te reo Māori), ki te ako ki ngā pānga o ngā whakarerekētanga me nui o te ora o ngā tikanga ki Aotearoa.

Get hands on and make ngatu ngatuTongan bark clothTongan | noun with the women of Akomai Heritage, and learn about how the process is changing and thriving in Aotearoa.

Ngatu exhibition page

Mihi ki ngā Ringa Waihanga | Celebrating Makers: Clay

18–28 Feb 2021

Hono atu ki ngā ringauku ki ngā ringamatapaia ki te ako I tēnei mahi, ka toroa ngā tikanga mutunga-kore ki te mahi uku.

Join ceramic artists and clayworkers, learn the craft, and experience the infinite possibilities of clay.

Clay exhibition page

E reti! Toroa te ao retireti i Aotearoa| Skate! Explore skate culture in Aotearoa

20 Feb – 7 Mar 2021

Check out panel talks with Wellington skateboarders. Meet up for DIY skateboarding workshops and a one-night skate jam. See skateboarding photos and listen to candid conversations about Aotearoa skate culture in a pop-up Skate! showcase in Toi Art.

Tirohia ngā pae kōrero o ngā kaieke papa retireti o Pōneke. Haere mai ki ngā awheawhe papa retireti DIY me tētahi huinga eke papa retireti pō-tahi. Tirohia ngā whakaahua eke papa reti, ā, whakarongo ki ngā whakawhitinga kōrero hāngai mō E reti! Mō te tū rangi-tahi o te ao eke papa retireti o Aotearoa hei whakakitenga ki Toi Art.

E reti! | Skate! exhibition page

Two women holding up a flag

Caption

Sharon Hawke and Matariki Williams holding a flag from Bastion Point. Photo courtesy of Hawke Whānau Trust, TVNZ, and Pango Productions

Ngā Taonga a te Motu | National Treasures

8 Mar – 18 Apr 2021

A wig from Auckland’s vogue scene. The headstone for Horse the Cat. A flag from Bastion Point. Outfits from Gloss. These objects all contribute to the rich tapestry of Aotearoa New Zealand. See the taonga and hear the stories behind the TVNZ 1 series National Treasures.

Ngā Taonga a te Motu | National Treasures exhibition page

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