In partnership with TelstraClear and NZ Post, this year’s Matariki festivities include a unique photography event utilising the existing OurSpace infrastructure as well as the newly developed OurSpace TelstraClear Screen, scheduled for installation on the front exterior of the building in the coming month. The purpose of the showcase is to not only generate contributions to the longterm OurSpace experience, but to invite New Zealanders to take part in a digital conversation specifically on the significance of Matariki.
We are asking the questions, ‘what does Matariki mean to you?’ and ‘what is important to you this Matariki?’ We are soliciting images through several already existing relationships with schools, online communities, and corporate partnerships, as well as through national appeals to the wider public.
A group of prominent selectors will choose images to be viewed on the Screen during Matariki, with an on-site event showcasing these images.
We have already seen a diverse pool of submissions on what New Zealanders hold dear to their hearts when considering the overarching theme of whakawhanaungatanga – relationships and bringing people together. From hangi to hikoi to hip-hop dancers, the range of perspectives is exciting, and there are still a couple of weeks remaining for submission.
To take part, simply visit ourspace.tepapa.com, establish a user account, and upload images to the OurSpace database. We only ask that you include the tags, ‘Matariki 09’ to ensure that your images are clearly associated and available for selection.