Start Date
11 July -  
End Date
15 July 2023
Te Whironui Collective
Main Image
Te Kawa a Maui exhibition poster. 10-16 July 2023 at Thistle Hall Gallery.
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 8.30pm
Saturday:11am - 10pm

Te Whironui Collective's collection of Toi Māori Artworks are created specifically for Te Kawa a Maui to enhance Matariki celebrations, by providing Kaupapa Māori workshops and Purakau. Our purpose is to exhibit work that engages a public audience into a Māori creative space, prompting interest and discussion to enhance understanding and appreciation for Tarai Waka and Ngā Toi Māori Kaupapa with ‘Te Kawa a Maui’ being at the core of its theme.

Exhibition opening is at 6pm on Monday July 10. Free event and open to the public

Our artistic focus areas include: Toi Māori, Whakairo, Tarai, Waka, Raranga, Kowhaiwhai and Wānanga based workshops. All artforms are bound by the traditional narratives that express the benefits of our exhibition theme. 'Te Kawa a Maui' is the exploration of stories to do with Maui narratives, that enhance understanding around the laws of nature (Tikanga/Kawa). These stories are reflected in the works & performances specifically created for this event. This theme explores the connection between Te Ao Māori and the lore of the natural world.

You can register to our series of  workshops on Eventfinda 

WORKSHOP 1 - Te Kawa a Maui (Maori Meeting Houses Astronomy) - Tikanga and Kawa
Wed July 12,  12.30 - 2.30pm

WORKSHOP 2 - Tatai Ahorangi Maori Astronomy - Matariki/Maramatanga
Thu July 13,  12:30 – 2:30pm

WORKSHOP 3 - Waka Navigation - Maori Star Compass
Fri July 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm