Kia kaha te reo Māori!
13 September 2021
While the current Covid-19 levels mean we need to postpone our planned Kōrero Toi on 18 September, kaua e māharahara (don’t be worried), the talk will be rescheduled! In this edition of Kōrero Toi, delivered completely in te reo Māori, you will hear from Paulette Tamati-Elliffe (Kāi Tahu, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga), Victoria Campbell (Kāi Tahu) and Waiariki Parata-Taiapa (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pikiao). Watch our website for new dates.
Heoi anō, e rere tonu ana te reo Māori ki tō tātou Whare Toi! (However, te reo Māori still flows through our galleries!) Kōrero Toi is part of the public program for Hurahia ana kā Whetū. The name of this exhibition was given to us by Ross Hemera, whose artwork greets us as we enter the exhibition. The translation of the name is Unveiling the Stars - a beautiful ikoa (name) for some of our favourites from the DPAG collection. You are guided through the exhibition by both te reo Māori and te reo Ingarihi (the English language), so come in and celebrate art and te reo Māori. You’ll also see how the te reo Māori in this exhibition celebrates Kāi Tahu dialect - the Māori dialect local to Otago.
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages to expand your artistic vocabulary with te reo Māori kupu, and join us on Facebook live as we take part in the Māori Language Moment at 12pm on Tuesday 14 September by celebrating Kāi Tahu waiata on the big screen in our foyer!
Ka pai o koutou wiki,
Kā mihi, Piupiu Maya Turei,
DPAG Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Curatorial Intern
[image: MARILYNN WEBB Protection Work, Lake Mahinerangi with symbols 1984. Hand coloured linoleum engraving. Collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.]
Check out the first of our te reo Māori kupu — click this link