ART EXHIBITION

Kaporangi Kiriata: Pa Rongorongo

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Wairoa Māori Film Festival presents He Wiki Kiriata Māori – Māori Film Week, a celebration of Māori and indigenous cinema and multimedia in central Auckland. This year the theme is Māori Futurism, spread across nine days and seven venues, with over 50 short films, feature dramas and documentaries. He Wiki Kiriata Māori presents a feast of futuristic and fantastic Māori and indigenous art and culture, including Lightbox Art Exhibitions in Freyberg Place and Bledisloe Lane. Kindly supported by Auckland Council.

Kaporangi Kiriata – Natasha Keating, Kereama Taepa and Steven Paul Judd Light Activation is an international art exhibition in light, sound and image.

When: Sat 30 June, 6pm, then nightly until Sun 15 July; art exhibition daily

Where: Pā Rongorongo, Corner Albert and Wellesley St, Auckland

Cost: Free

Kaporangi Kiriata: CineMarae

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Kaporangi Kiriata: CineMarae

June 26 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Kaporangi Kiriata: CineMarae
Te ao mai ngā whatu Māori – The World Through Māori Eyes
AV Gallery, 26 June – 22 July

Image: Tracey Tawhiao, Poster for Wairoa Māori Film Festival (2014)

CineMarae brings together, for the first time, a collection of artworks inspired by the kaupapa of the long-running Wairoa Māori Film Festival. The collection includes works by Natasha Keating, Tracey Tawhiao, George Nuku, Tame Iti, Charlotte Graham, Ratu Tibble, Miigizi, Assinajaq, Kereama Taepa, Johnson Witehira and Matthew Randall.

For fourteen years, the Wairoa Māori Film Festival has brought together film makers and artists on the East Coast of New Zealand to support Māori film making and Māori art. Alongside the annual presentation of films, many Māori artists have supported the kaupapa of the festival through commissioned and inspired art works. CINEMARAE is the first time these works have been brought together in one exhibition. This collection commemorates an exhibition held at Taumata Gallery, Newton, in 2005 that first launched the Wairoa Māori Film Festival kaupapa in Auckland. It was held under the patronage of Dame Georgina Kirby.

Moving image art works were presented as part of the film festival. Painted and printed art works have become the worldwide imaging (posters, programme and online) for the festival. Commissioned works were also gifted as trophies to award winners each year, and many works have been gifted to guests of the festival in the spirit of manaakitanga.

Curated by Leo Koziol

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Kaporangi Kiriata: Lightboxes

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Wairoa Māori Film Festival presents He Wiki Kiriata Māori – Māori Film Week, a celebration of Māori and indigenous cinema and multimedia in central Auckland. This year the theme is Māori Futurism, spread across nine days and five venues, with over 50 short films, feature dramas and documentaries. He Wiki Kiriata Māori presents a feast of futuristic and fantastic Māori and indigenous art and culture, including Lightbox Art Exhibitions in Freyberg Place and Bledisloe Lane. 

Lightboxes:

Bledisloe Lane - Natasha Keating, Asinnajaq

Freyberg Place - Charlotte Grahama, Tame Iti, Tracey Tawhiao, Migiizi, Steven Paul Judd, Kereama Taepa, Johnson Witehira 

Kindly supported by Auckland Council.

Imagined Worlds

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Eleitina (Paddy) Walker Room & Marilyn Waring Room, Ellen Melville Centre
Saturday July 7 & Sunday July 8 10 am to 4 pm Imagined Worlds
A continuous programme of documentaries and experimental works themed on indigenous futurism.

420 IN MAHIA Kahu Kuranui (Māori) 2018 4 min NZ

Take a trippy trip to Zygertron, as Troy Kingi’s beats awaken a world of Māori space age moonlight daydreaming.

ASTRO BLACK DESTINATION PLANET ROCK Soda_Jerk 2008 5 min Australia

The three future originators of hip-hop – DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash – are abducted and transported across the galaxy to Planet Rock where they are schooled in the alien language of turntablism. (photo, below)

ASTRO BLACK RACE FOR SPACE Soda_Jerk 2010 6 min Australia

Race for Space gives life to Sun Ra's claim to have been abducted by aliens who schooled him in the radical potential of music. While working as a piano man in Chicago in 1943, Sun Ra is contacted by Morpheus who offers him a choice of two destinies.

ASTRO BLACK WE ARE THE ROBOTS Soda_Jerk 2010 6 min Australia

We are the Robots re-imagines the iconic scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) where scientists use a synthesizer keyboard to communicate with an alien mothership.

ASTRO BLACK ARMAGEDDON IN EFFECT Soda_Jerk 2008 6 min Australia

Armageddon in Effect begins with the discovery of an ancient stone crosshairs at an archeological site in Egypt. Sixty years later a giant alien mothership emerges from a menacing cloud over New York City, hijacking President Ronald Reagan's TV statement in order to transmit a pirate broadcast from Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Sun Ra.

AGOPHOBIA Benjamin Ross Hayden 2013 24 min Canada

A time beyond humanity within a digital world.  Agophobia is a new fear of the distant human past in a future where technology has manifested alL life. The Ram encounters fantastical beings, engaging to defy his place and escape.

RAGNAROK Agne Agodeme 2017 8 min Lithuania

The storm is coming. The Eagle is captured by the spirit of the doom. A bullet is fired to the eagle’s fatal battle.

HUIA BOY 7 Fires Collective 2017 7 min Canada/NZ

A transformative love story, reflecting the desire for the return of the sacred Huia bird, an extinct species in New Zealand. Made as part of 7 Fires (See HARD OUT).

HARD OUT Howard Adler, Jessie Short, Candy Renae Fox 2017 3 min Canada/NZ

A man wakes up lost and confused on the beach, and it’s a mystery of how and why he got there. This film was made as a part of an International Two-Spirit, Takatāpui, Indigenous GLBTQ+ filmmaking initiative called 7 Fires. It was collaboration between the Mispon Film Festival (Regina), Wairoa Māori Film Festival (Nuhaka, New Zealand), and the Asinabka Film Festival (Ottawa).

NAME THAT FOREST MOVIE Jenny Fraser 2018 15 min

A social critique of Australia social mores.