Te Ara I Whiti


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


08 - 17 Oct 2021


Free, All ages


Kelvin Park, Cnr Stout St & Fitzherbert St
Kelvin Park

Te Ara i Whiti explores a journey of legacy, showcased through contemporary Māori art.

This enchanting multi-media installation of light sculptures, projections and artworks celebrates our connection to place. Whether the first rays on Hikurangi or the creative genius of Rukupō – the broad expanse of our region is famed for our special relationship to light. Te Ara i Whiti is a celebration of that whakapapa. 

This year the trail is set to breathe life into Te Tairāwhiti once more, with guest curation by multi-disciplinary artist and curator, educator and practitioner ― Melanie Tangaere Baldwin and created by artists connected to our rohe. With the support of award-winning lighting designer Angus Muir, a swathe of spectacular illuminated surprises, large-scale sculptural installations, and projections await those looking for a provocative, playful and whānau-focused evening out. 

Exhibiting artists for 2021 include Chevron Hassett, Erena Koopu, Fiona Collis, George Watson, Huia Edmonds & Ngaire Tuhua, James Tapsell-Kururangi, Johnny Moetara, Maungarongo (Ron) Tekawa, Steve Gibbs, Taupuruariki (Ariki) Whakataka Brightwell, Tāwera Tahuri, and Terangi Roimata Kutia-Tataurangi.

Join the exhibiting artists of Te Ara i Whiti 2021 for discussion of their works.

  • Tairāwhiti Museum |  SAT 9 OCT – 5PM
  • Lawson field Theatre | SAT 16 OCT – 5PM

Please register to help manage numbers and COVID tracing.

Image credit: Artwork Tāwera Tahuri

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