Past event

08 June
12:30-3:00pm

Whare Tīhau in Te Whakawhitinga

08 June. Free entry.

The Physics Room is excited to host a pop up Whare Tīhau session in collaboration with The Green Lab and understorey.

In the final week of Jeremy Leatinu’u’s exhibition, Te Whakawhitinga, we invite learners and speakers into the gallery space for a session dedicated to te reo Māori. Language and the exchange of kōrero plays a key role in this work, as does the idea of a journey. We want to make the most of Te Whakawhitinga’s presence here at The Physics Room, and fill the space with kupu Māori.

E te tī, e te tā, e nga manu e whai ana i Te Reo Rangatira, nau mai, haere mai ki Whare Tīhau ki The Physics Room. He kaupapa tēnei mō tātou katoa, ahakoa pī atu, kaikōrero matatau atu, tukua te reo kia rere!

Whare Tīhau alludes to a space filled with the twittering and chirping of birds, a metaphor for the sound of voices chattering and conversing in te reo Māori. This is a space for speakers and learners to come together and kōrero. Whether you have a little or a lot of reo, you are invited to come and use what you know!

We will begin together with karakia and waiata at 12.30pm, after which there will be a range of reo Māori games and activities provided, alongside resources to support you to kōrero at your own level. Paramanawa/vegan kai will also be provided.

Further Whare Tīhau sessions are held at The Green Lab at The Welder:
Koha Open Session - Thurs 9th June 6:30-8:30pm
Māori Only session - Thurs 16th June 6:30-8:30pm
Shared Matariki Kai - Friday 24th June 12-3pm