Art Crawl: Matariki Art Around Tokoroa
Celebrating Matariki in the Tokoroa CBD. Join us on a hīkoi around the Tokoroa CBD, viewing a range of Matariki themed art displays.
Come walk with us through three venues to view the artistic offerings to Matariki, and enjoy some Matariki refreshments as we hīkoi together through the town.
Matariki Artworks – 4.20PM
Art Gives Wings Gallery, 75 Bridge Street, Tokoroa
The inaugural art crawl will begin with the wonderful works of various artists at Art Gives Wings, 75 Bridge Street. Director and tutor, Sonnett Olls has opened up this art space for the community, and this Matariki is a time to celebrate well-being. Sonnett promotes the power of art in lifting us above our situations. Cook Island drums will resound throughout the town welcoming you to this first Matariki-themed artistic celebration.
As the Bob Tiaki and his drummers drum, there will be a DANCE OFF to win a pair of customised Matariki Kicks- so be there and be ready to shake that healthy body.
The shoes are the artistry of Jaxon Greening, Director of Gyst for Kickz, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his Facebook Page.
Digital Hub & Exhibition – 5PM
Impact Hub, 43 Swanston Street, Tokoroa
A short walk from Art Gives Wings will take us to Impact Hub, 43 Swanston Street. Join the team – Nanise Ginnen, and Cara Ryan who will show us through the newly opened Digital Hub and an exhibition of renowned local Tivaevae artists.
Tatou Va – 5.40PM
Tatou Va, 212 Rosebery Street, Tokoroa
Last hīkoi for the afternoon will take us to Tatou Va – Creative Waikato’s Tokoroa Studio/Gallery space for emerging and established artists. Leafa Wilson is the South Waikato Cultural Activator and has had the privilege of fostering the existing talents and assisting each person in moving closer toward their personal artistic goals.
Also part of the remote group is the talent of the Ngaati Koroki Kahukura Experimental Painters’ Group based in Maungatautari. Each of the artists and writers have produced works resplendent with Matariki’ life- giving beauty and abundance.