TOI ORIWA CREATIVE SPACE

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

Toi Oriwa Creative Space – an opportunity to activate creativity in the Museum from a Māori arts practitioner perspective. It embodies a collaborative learning experience empowering visitors to ignite and inspire their own creativity.

Ko wai au? From which waters do I flow from?

A whakapapa of Tainui, Te Arawa and Ngāpuhi, Oriwas has always had a connection to her iwi and papa kāinga through the strong legacy her mother Rosie Morgan (nee Tahwai) had shared with her and her whānau from as far back as she can remember. Born in Tokoroa, raised in Australia later moving to America where she had her son, Oriwa returned to Aotearoa in 2013.

“On returning home I knew I wanted to reinvent myself and therefore pursued my love of everything Te Ao Māori and enrolled in a Te Reo Māori class”

Continuing with her Te Ao Māori journey Oriwa relocated to Hawkes Bay studying a Bachelor of Māori Art at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Heretaunga. Upon completing her degree, Oriwa returned home to Putaruru making a special journey to visit with Uenuku at the Te Awamutu Museum. It was then she built a strong creative relationship with the Museum and for the following four years, began presenting a number of Māori creative public programs including Pā Harakeke – a six month solo artist studio installed in the main gallery. Following on from the success of her public programs and studio installation Oriwa was asked to develop a space within the mezzanine that would activate creativity and inspire visitors into the Museum and learn more about what we have on offer.

Toi Oriwa Creative Space is open everyday up in the mezzanine area and Oriwa is in the space on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Please check with our reception to confirm dates when Oriwa is in the space.

To check out Pā Harakeke Exhibition click here. To check out what types of workshops Oriwa has been activating in 2020 see below!

TOI ORIWA DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

Check it out!

“My moko kauae is a celebration of the feminine and reclamation of Mana Wāhine!”

TOI ORIWA SPACE OPEN

1st August 2020, Oriwa will be in the Museum from 10am-2pm.

Raranga/ weaving demonstrations – see what you will be learning at next weeks workshop.

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RARANGA / WEAVING WORKSHOP

HOW TO MAKE A TĪPARE HEADBAND OUT OF HARAKEKE FLAX

Oriwa will show you step by step how to raranga weave and the significance of this art form to Māori culture. You can weave on the floor or there are tables available to utilise.

Space is limited so please book by phone 07 872 0085 or call in to the Museum at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu.

Cost: $5 per participant

This is a drop-in session open from 10am – 2pm. Max. 10 people at once, on a first come first served basis. Thank you:)

Free time to look at Toi Oriwa Creative examples of raranga weaving and for you to sign up to next week’s raranga weaving workshop.

THIS WORKSHOP IS MOVED TO THE NEXT WEEKEND 29th AUGUST.

Sorry for any inconvenience, please rebook to make sure your space is saved.

RARANGA / WEAVING WORKSHOP

HOW TO MAKE A ROUROU BASKET OUT OF HARAKEKE FLAX.

Oriwa will show you step by step how to raranga weave and the significance of this art form to Māori culture. You can weave on the floor or there are tables available to utilise.

Space is limited so bookings are encouraged by phone 07 872 0085 or call in to the Museum at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu.

Walk-ins are dependent of numbers on the day.

Cost: $5 per participant

What to bring: Bring a towel, small tarpaulin, blunt knife and scissors.

RARANGA / WEAVING WORKSHOP

HOW TO MAKE A WHĀRIKI MAT OUT OF HARAKEKE FLAX.

Oriwa will show you step by step how to raranga weave and the significance of this art form to Māori culture. You can weave on the floor or there are tables available to utilise.

Space is limited so bookings are encouraged by phone 07 872 0085 or call in to the Museum at 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu.

Walk-ins are dependent of numbers on the day.

Cost: $5 per participant

What to bring: Bring a towel, small tarpaulin, blunt knife and scissors.