Celebrate the opening week of Tākiri, An Unfurling with this late-night art programme. Join us after hours in the Museum's galleries for curator’s conversations, artist talks, poetry slams, kai, live music and a cash bar.

Take part in artist Nikau Hinden's blue bead exchange project and participate in this national conversation about encounter and exchange.

There will also be artist talks with Chris Charteris, Jasmine Togo Brisby and Curators Linda Tyler and Bridget Reweti, and live poetry from Te Kahu Rolleston.

'Tākiri: An Unfurling' joins the ongoing dialogue around early encounters between Māori and Europeans in Aotearoa 250 years ago. Seven contemporary artists explore early Māori and European encounters through new work inspired by museum taonga. Through soundscape, photography, illustration, cloth making, weaving and sculpture, each artist explores and confronts the ongoing impact of these historic events.

Responding to one of the most significant maritime events in Aotearoa's history, this will be the New Zealand Maritime Museum's largest temporary exhibition in its 26 years of operation.

Artists include: 

  • Reweti Arapere (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
  • Chris Charteris (iKiribati, Fijian, English)
  • Kohai Grace (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Porou, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa)
  • Nikau Gabrielle Hindin (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi)
  • Jasmine Togo-Brisby (Australian South Sea Islander)
  • Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāi Hinewaka, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Waewae) 
  • 7558 Collective

Part of Late Night Art this Artweek in the City Centre. 

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 September 2019