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Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha Event

Closing Party

Linda Lee and Friends

Tuesday 22 August

5:30 - 8:30pm 

Capacity 20

Celebrate the work made during Linda Lee's Te Whare Hēra artist in residency, Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha.

Manaakitanga - Refreshments provided

Join us for the closing of Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha. 


The kaupapa of mixed race artist, Linda Lee's (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Kuri,Te Aopōuri, Te Rarawa), Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha, wrapped under the Shared Lines banner was focused on further researching pūrākau and the rich history of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, beginning with Māui and the giant fish, the story of Te Ūpoko o te Ika, tales of Ngake and Whātaitai, the history of Māori settlement and the impacts of colonisation on Māori. 


Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha at Te Whare Hēra will introduce people to the ancestral taniwha of Pōneke, helping us to understand why our tupuna held them in such high esteem and how we can maintain relationships with them today.


She explains, “As our ancient guide to resource management, we will examine the role of taniwha and their many functions, and consider our disconnection with the natural world. This is increasingly relevant in the face of climate change and even the current pandemic.”


Listen to and see works that were made by Linda Lee and fellow practitioners and researchers interested in Te Ao Māori during the residency.


The project was kindly supported by Wllis Bond, Athfield Artchitects, Wellington City Council, Wellington Gardens Te Whare Hēra, Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts, Massey University.

* Weather dependent, experience the Whakaturamoe Ceremony with Taonga Puoro and Fire performance


Linda would like to acknowledge and thank,

Taranaki Whānui, Te Āti Awa

Te Whare Hēra

Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts, Massey University

Wellington City Council

Kindly supported by

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