E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rere ana ngā mihi ki a koutou e tautoko ana i taku haerenga toi.

All peoples of the world, all speakers, all the chiefly peoples here, all groups. Greetings to you all.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki welcomes back Taane Mete for another incredible Matariki performance. This year Taane will be joined by Taisha Tari and Hato Paparoa to explore Tupuānuku, the star connected to the growth of food in the soil, giving rise to transformation.

Estrella is a story of love, hope and freedom, and the connections between soil and people, Mother Earth and the physical body. Indigenous creation narratives describe how humans are formed from soil. When we die, our bodies are returned to the earth.

The performance is inspired by two central figures whose poems, stories and journey create the world of Estrella: Spanish whaler and trader Manuel José, who arrived in Aotearoa nearly two centuries ago on the east coast of the North Island, and Palestinian writer and activist Refaat Alareer, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza in 2023.

A team of experts come together to collaborate for the creation of this new work.

Sessions: 12-12.45pm & 2-2.45pm.

Supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate. 

Matariki ki te Manawa 2024 - AAG Estrella Hato Paparoa
Matariki ki te Manawa 2024 - AAG Estrella Taane Mete 2
Matariki ki te Manawa 2024 - AAG Estrella Taisha Tari

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 30 May 2024