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Woven Mats of Welcome - Ngā Whāriki Manaaki

Woven Mats of Welcome - Ngā Whāriki Manaaki

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  • Wed 20 Oct, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Meet the artists and the stories behind the Ngā Whāriki Manaaki Woven Mats of Welcome that have been designed for The Arts Centre.

Meet local expert weavers Reihana Parata and Morehu Flutey-Henare from Ngāi Tūāhuriri, who have designed a series of five whāriki to be positioned at key entrance points to the campus of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Learn how their patterns and designs were inspired from the surrounding area, its history and also architectural elements from The Arts Centre buildings, including the graphical patterns on the slate roofs.

The weaving designs have been adapted using stone pavers to be laid at entrances to The Arts Centre. Each whāriki is an arrangement of natural stone pavers of varying shades and colours.

They embody the essence of 'Kia tau tonu rā ngā manaakitanga i ngā wā katoa' which means "May manaaki form the basis of all that we do all of the time", where manaaki means support, hospitality, caring.

The event takes place in Studio (former Shopology), 1st Floor, Boys High building, The Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard.

This event is supported by the Christchurch City Council Heritage Festival Community Fund.

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