Te Wiki o Te Reo 2022

Te Wiki o Te Reo 2022

Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki te Whare Taonga o Te Awamutu!

Join us for the month of September as we take this opportunity to celebrate, promote and encourage Te Reo Māori during Māori language week.

On the Front Porch Gallery we have chosen amazing and unique taonga objects from the Museum collection to project, and added their Māori kupu word for each item. We also have some great whānau activities to help with your introduction to, or learning of, te reo Māori.

If you’d like some resources and information about Te Wiki o Te Reo click here!

Front Porch Gallery

12th September – 1st October 2022

PUNCH

PUNCH

PUNCH: COMING HOME

Promoting a one-off event at the Regent Theatre around the screening of the film Punch and featuring Te Awamutu born writer, designer and director Dr. Welby Inges’ preparatory sketches for the film.

“The rough sketches in pencil, ink and coffee granules were made either before writing the screenplay for PUNCH or in pre-production while attempting to ‘feel’ the spirit of the world the film was going to inhabit.

They were recorded in notebooks, or on old scraps of paper. In some instances they contain flickers of possibly storylines, potential dialogue or the ‘poetic spirit’ of the scene I was intending to shoot.

There are literally hundreds of such drawings that go into any film I make, because I draw the whole world of a story before I commit anything to writing. If I run into trouble while shooting, I return to drawing as a method of ‘feeling’ my way through a problem.”

WELBY INGS

The exhibition of these amazing sketches will be showing on the Front Porch Gallery 1st – 10th September 2022.

Ancestry Month August 2022

Ancestry Month August 2022

To support Ancestry Month August 2022, we’re showing the Queen Victoria Lithograph – a portrait of The Royal Family Queen Victoria, Price Albert and their five children. 1846.

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists Te Rangapū Kaihikohiko o Aotearoa observes Family History Month in August. If you have any interest in finding out more about researching tips, how to start, or finding specific information about your family history click the link: https://genealogy.org.nz/Family-History-Month/11216/

The history of the lithograph is an amazing story. How does a Museum in Te Awamutu hold such a significant object in its collection? Through information we know and accounts that have been verified, we now know most of its history and why it came to be here in Te Awamutu. In this exhibition we showcase four specific timeframes of events that brought this lithograph from England to Te Awamutu. If you haven’t read this story, come in today and see the real artefact today!

On display for a limited time, August 2022 for Ancestry Month.