Te Whare Pora: House of Learning


Te Whare Pora: House of Learning
June 8, 2024


Jul 28, 2024

A rare opportunity to see a collection of unique kākahu (cloaks) made by internationally recognised Māori weaver Rokahurihia Ngarimu-Cameron MNZM, along with hand-made taonga puoro (musical instruments) from Roka’s collection. Curated by Dr Awhina Tamarapa. Opening: Saturday 8 June, 11am | WHAKAARI | FREE

Experience the arts of raranga and whatu in person, with regular demonstrations by Roka’s students from Te Pūkenga.

Rokahurihia Ngarimu-Cameron, MNZM, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Arawa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Irish, is an internationally recognised tohunga in Māori Arts. She holds a Master of Fine Arts and a degree in Social Work and Community Studies. A lifetime of weaving with harakeke (flax) and other materials has seen her exhibit widely in Aotearoa, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Samoa and America.

Dr Awhina Tamarapa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ruanui, is formerly Curator Māori at Te Papa. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington.

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