Upcoming Road Trip: Tai Rāwhiti Gisborne

October 2023

Papatūnga are inviting expressions of interest from artists who would like to come with us on a roadie to Tai Rāwhiti in October.

As part of the Papatūnga programme, this is an opportunity to connect with other artists, local galleries and iwi, as well as attend this year's Te Tai Rāwhiti festival. Kanohi ki te kanohi.

We will be leaving Tāmaki on Thursday 5 October and returning on Sunday 8 October. Accommodation, kai and transport are provided, it’s a roadie!

If you would like to come along, please send a couple of paragraphs, or short video or a soundbite about yourself and why you would like to join us, as well as any questions you might have to james.tk@tetuhi.art by no later than 5pm 25 September 2023.

Road Trip: Hawkes Bay

July 2023

A small group of artists were invited to travel to Te Matau-a-Māui Hawkes Bay to connect with local artists and organisations. These artists included Chanel Duff, Felixe Laing, Geoffrey Matautia, Olivia Stewart and Ashleigh Taupaki.

Over three days, the group were hosted by several organisations in the Hawke's Bay. At MTG Hawkes Bay, the group was hosted by Curator Toni MacKinnon and Curator Taonga Māori Te Hira Henderson. At Toimairangi, a school of Māori visual art based in Heretaunga, they were hosted by artist Tracy Keith, artist Michelle Mataira and artist and architect Alex Heperi. The group then met artist and architect Jacob Scott, with whom they explored the redevelopment of the waterfront site Marine Parade in Ahuriri Napier and discussed Scott's current project developing a new forecourt at Hawke's Bay airport. At Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga – Hastings City Art Gallery, the group were hosted by Manager and Curator Sophie Davis, where they viewed Design Kahungunu: Iwi Toi Kahungunu, an exhibition exploring designs based on traditional kōwhaiwhai and heke patterns which are intentionally linked to whakapapa.