Wellington art and culture. Pounamu Workshop by Cherry at Kura Gallery. Saturday 28 June 2014. 9am-4.30pm. Maori art design!
Cherry Te Peeti Tapurau presents an intensive one day pounamu workshop where participants will have the opportunity to learn how to plait, braid and finish by hand, their very own taonga (toki pendant), learn traditional Maori history, both metaphysical and material, and be taught a waiata (song) and a takutaku (prayer).
The workshop will function in the manner of tikanga and kawa.
Cherry is a self-taught artist, a descendent of Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Kahungunu and Rangitane. She has created art for more than 20 years in a variety of media but now works solely with pounamu.
Cherry was a sole student of one of New Zealand’s most influential and respected contemporary pounamu carvers – Te Kaha.
This workshop is designed for 10 people, so call now to secure your place.
Kura Gallery. 19 Allen Street. Te Aro Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand. http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/
About Kura Gallery:
We take pride in our role as a gallery that promotes the development and sales of contemporary Maori art in Aotearoa. We provide highly visible art spaces for exhibition and retail aimed at raising the profile of our art through location and quality of display.
We value the authenticity of works from our Maori artists and operate as a licensed stockist for ‘Toi Iho’, the mark of authenticity and quality for Maori arts and crafts.
Artworks are sold both nationally and internationally.