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Emily Karaka: Matariki Ring of Fire

Matariki Ring of Fire follows Emily Karaka’s 2021 McCahon House residency. The exhibition centres on the festival of Matariki, the Matariki star cluster, and the 14 Tūpuna Maunga of the Tāmaki Makaurau region. Matariki represents a moment of reflection and renewal, with the whetū heralding ceremonies and the seasonal harvest. Whānau, hapū and iwi come together to celebrate life and to share stories of those who have passed on. Karaka depicts the Tāmaki maunga as places of great significance, where ritual ahi (fires) were set during Matariki in times past.

(Emily Karaka, Te Ahi Kā o Ngā Tūpuna Maunga, 2022. Photograph by Samuel Hartnett, courtesy of the artist.)

Suitable for: All ages

Exhibition: From Tues 21 Jun
Gallery hours:
Tues - Sun, 10am-4:30pm
Mon, closed

Where: Te Uru
420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event