Celebrating Matariki| Star Making
25 June- 2 July | Daily during opening hours
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 whánau (family), and planning for the year ahead.
We will be celebrating the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster at the Gallery from 25 June until 2 July by running a special activity for the whole whànau to take part in.
Programme available 25 June —2 July 2017
Free and for all ages