The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is coming to Gisborne! The Education and Discovery Centre teams will be based at Tairawhiti Museum for a week of exciting art workshops and learning programmes. Schools in the Gisborne area are taking part in free hands-on workshops, exploring kākahu (cloaks), taonga (treasures) and their connection to the area of Gisborne. Two large artworks, in the form of cloaks, will be created by the students, using digital photography and mixed media. The cloaks will be on display at Tairawhiti Museum and then at Te Papa in Wellington for thousands of visitors to see.
Joining the team is Te Papa educator Khali Philip-Barbara, who is no stranger to the Gisborne community. Having grown up in Gisborne, Khali is excited to be returning to her roots to work with local students, extending Te Papa’s reach beyond the Wellington Region. The Te Papa team come from a variety of backgrounds, including Wellington, Sweden, Ruatoki, the Pacific Islands and Gisborne.
Added to the mix is gifted master carver Anaru Rondon from The Bay of Plenty Matata. Anaru is offering a workshop that will give people a rare chance at making traditional tools using customary methods.
For more information contact Tairawhiti Museum or Te Papa’s Education Team.
Te Papa will be based at Tairawhiti Museum from 17 – 21 September. This is part of Te Papa’s annual national outreach programme. Te Papa wish to thank the staff at Tairawhiti Museum for their support of this programme.