10 JUNE – 2 JULY 2019
Matariki, the Māori New Year, is a special time in Aotearoa as it signals the rising of the Matariki star cluster (also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters) and coincides with the end of the harvest season. About 500 stars make up the cluster, but only seven can be seen clearly with the naked eye. Traditionally, it is a time for reflection and renewal, for spending time with the whānau (family), and planning for the year ahead.
We are celebrating the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster at the Gallery by inviting visitors to make their very own woven star, to create a Matariki star cluster up our stairway.
Programme available 10 June – 2 July 2019
Free and for all ages