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Whānau Workshop: A union of the senses

Come along to make your own dance ribbon and twirl to the music in Rita Angus’ wonderful world of art!

  • When | Āhea Sat 12 Mar 2022, 10.00am–1.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist, Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Bring your tamariki along to a creative and immersive workshop, where they can create their own rhythmic gymnastics ribbons and dance as their ribbons float through the air!

Music was a great source of inspiration for Rita Angus. She often wrote about her gift of ‘colour hearing’ – seeing colour through music and translating sounds into colour.

She loved dance and the feminist nature of modern dance and rhythmic gymnastics in the 1940s is reflected in Rita’s empowering self-portraits.

Every hour there will be a parade through the museum, so the kids can show off their creations – painting the air through movement.

Materials will be provided. We will be using small eye screws and split rings to put the ribbons together.

The event will run from 10am–1pm and no booking is required. Drop in anytime.

Under the Covid-19 protection framework (aka the traffic light system) all visitors to Te Papa will need to be double vaccinated.

See our Covid-19 information page for more information about what to expect when you visit Te Papa.

A woman and a child are spinning around in a purple-lit room


Toi Art visitors spin in Total Internal Reflection by Tiffany Singh, 2018. Photograph by Jo Moore. Te Papa (104187)