Otatara Pa

Otatara Pa

Rhonda teaching traditional harakeke

Rhonda teaching traditional harakeke

Kia ora,

The arts village is a base for artists and artisans. It includes the Taradale Pottery Group and its woodfired Dutch kiln, traditional flax weaving, Maori carving and a range of other arts and crafts. Activities can be tailored to your needs depending on the time you want to spend, the numbers in your group,  and the desired degree of interaction – for instance use of clay or participation in raranga – preparing and weaving flax.

The Otatara Pa site is one of the pre-eminent Pa nationally. We take an escorted tour of the site – this normally takes at least an hour and can take longer depending on degree of interest. Go to the  DOC website link for their online teaching resource.

 

So, you could make this an extended event – a day for instance with maybe two groups, one doing the maunga whilst the others do the arts village in the morning, shared lunch,  and then vice versa in the afternoon. It’s the sort of day that parents might enjoy. Alternatively you could just have a smaller bite.

Maori Carving

Hugh Tareha Native Timber Carver

COST:In terms of koha/fee whatever it would depend on materials at the village and perhaps some contribution to the artist or group depending on time required. For Otatara we normally just work on a koha basis which goes to the Waiohiki marae rebuild project.

3rd place in the Wearable Art Awards. Designer learnt from Rhonda Lidgard in the picture standing next to the costume.

Wearable Art Awards 3rd place winner. Designer learnt from Rhonda Lidgard in the picture standing next to the costume in the village shop.

 

To advance this please work through Pam Hollows, email wcct@clear.net.nz or call 06 845 1698

John Gisborne Woodfired Dutch Kiln

John Gisborne Woodfired Dutch Kiln

Waiohiki Creative Arts Village Presents
Well, summer is here. A bit of fun swimming, barbeques or just plain old relaxing with family and friends. Are you looking for a different experience this summer? If so why not add this to your list of activities. The Waiohiki Creative Arts village is trialling for the very first time a performing arts concept.
Title: The influence of Māori Mythology.
What does this concept talk about?
It talks about the Traditional story telling of the Māori through performing arts.
What does this programme consist of?
A tour guide through the whakapapa(genealogy) of traditional Māori carving
A brief whakairo (carving) demonstration followed by the origin story of the Pūrerehua
Learn colours, Māori vowels, kīwaha(sayings through interaction song and dance
An Individual performance about how Māori Methodology has influenced the evolution of man?
Presentation date: Sunday 4th of November 2016 at 3pm. The point of assembly is in the Arts and crafts shop.
Parking is around the back, so follow the signs, bring the kids, fluids, hats and lotion and enjoy the experience.
Our cash prices are worth the experience
Prices: $10 for adults
$5 for kids
Family pass for only $30 (4 children)
Contact the shop on (06) 8452450, Rhonda and she will be there to greet you.
email: wcct@clear.net.nz

Performing arts time table for the 2016-2017
Sunday the 6th of November 2016 is the opening of the performing arts trail concept
Monday 07/11/16  Morning show 11am  Afternoon show at 3pm.
Wednesday 09/11/16Morning show 11am  Afternoon show at 3pm.
Friday 11/11/16Morning show 11am  Afternoon show at 3pm.
Monday 14/11/16Morning show 11am Afternoon show at 3pm.

 

Monday to Friday                2 shows a day 
Please note: Weather permitting due to the event being outdoors, however keep an eye on web page www.waiohikiartsvillage.com