Curated by our Creative Producer, Jess Taruna Paraha
A group of 30 community members, artists & elders gathered at the Bankstown Art Centre to welcome in the Māori New Year, Matariki. The night began with local Darug elder, Aunty Lyn Martin who led the Welcome to Country. Sam Rerekura opened the space with a Karakia. Gerome Te Peeti journeyed the audience through the Star Lore of Matariki. Performances from local artists, a visual soundscape from lyrical poet, Lay The Mystic and short film by puppeteer, Bria McCarthy. A delicious meal of traditional Fijian food was served by Lewa’s Kitchen.
- Matali’i: Journey Along the White Fires by Irrawaddy Matuauto-Epa
- My First Matariki by Jen Cloher
- Navigator by Latoya Aroha Rule
- Mataliki ‘a Lihumui by Sēini ‘SistaNative’ Taumoepeau
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Supported by City of Canterbury Bankstown