The repaired Linwood Community Arts Centre at the corner of Worcester Street and Stanmore Road is hosting an exhibition and classes showcasing contemporary and traditional Maori art and cultural activities during September.
The exhibition, which runs till Friday, 27 September, features work by Martin Hinkley (painting and stone carving, Vanissa Kararaina (painting), Ellyn Taawera (flax weaving), George Aranui (lino cut), John Jeet (painting), Derek Spooner and three artists from Te Awa O te Ora, Alan Spicer (flax weaving), and Robert Henley (painting and drawing)
The classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30p till 7.30pm during the festival and include poi making and actions, Harakeke Putiputi (flax weaving flower), stick and string games and Kapa Haka led by tutors Amber Cleary, Keriana Kahukiwa, Niggy Kahukiwa and Pani Kahukiwa.
These classes cost just $2 per adult and $1 per child.
Ph 981-2881 for more information.
Tattooing is available through-out the exhibition by appointment with Anania Tawhi.
The Waiata class is ongoing and is held on Fridays 6pm – 7.30pm with Whare Tamanui for $2 per class. Here learners are enlightened into what waiata means and why. This may include sharing any purakau/mythology, tikanga and reo that may be used in waiata. Outcomes are based on individual needs and experience.