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Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha

Wiremu Grace - Ahi Kaa Kōrero

Wiremu Grace

Wednesday 16 August

5:30 - 7:30pm

Capacity 25

Ruia taitea, toitu taikaka anake. - Peel away the sapwood to expose the heart.

Join artist, storyteller, film maker, Wiremu Grace (Ngāti Toa, Atiawa ki Waikanae, Ngāti Porou) to share kai and kōrero.


Wiremu will share how story has shaped his world view, stories of the past, stories of the present and stories yet to be told. 


Everyone has a story. Stories of place, of people, of connection. What is the story you’d like to live, to tell, to experience? How can story shape your life, shape your place, shape the generations to come?


Wiremu Grace, Whakakitenga Stills, 2020.

Wiremu Grace, Ngāti Toa, Atiawa ki Waikanae, Ngāti Porou, has been a visual artist, a carver, dancer, an actor and a Kura kaupapa Māori teacher. He has produced, written and directed for radio, print, TV, film and stage. Wiremu began his directing career creating Māori online games, after which he directed a Maori Television series, two feature documentaries, numerous corporate videos, video installations, education resources and short films. Two of which attended the Cannes and Berlinale film festivals.

Wiremu has written and published several children’s books and collections of short stories for teenagers and adults. He won several awards for writing, completing a masters degree in writing for screen and attending the Binger film Lab in Amsterdam for six months. More recently, Wiremu has been filming and editing education resources in Te reo Māori and producing a self funded documentary.


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