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Sat, 23 Sept


The People's Gallery


Programme of Audio Visual Talks presented by Joseph McAuley in the Peoples Gallery


Time & Location

23 Sept 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The People's Gallery, 17th Ave West, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About the event

Tauira Waihanga & Kōwhaiwhai noa - Exhibition - Ngā Kōwhaiwhai o Te Papa & Ngā mahi o Te Kāhui Waihanga.

Mapping Te Papa is a kaupapa seeking to understand the historic landscape along the Te Papa peninsula. The kaupapa is lead and supported by a mix of local amateur and professional historians drawing on historic photos, maps, journals and more in the hope of retaining the stories and knowledge of this whenua for everyone who connects with Tauranga City and Te Papa.

An exciting display of modelling, visual art, design and audio/video demonstrations. Celebrate a set of kōwhaiwhai designs produced through research to help tell the stories of what the Tauranga City centre landscape once was. There will also be public artist talks available most Saturdays at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and be amazed by the depth of knowledge and kaupapa this mahi covers.

There will also be several artist talks about the stories behind the kōwhaiwhai designs during the Festival of Architecture and THS talks.

The local branch of the NZIA, New Zealand Institute of Architects, covers both the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. As an institute we aim to uplift our communities by designing meaningful architecture and environments and an important part of that is understanding the history around. One way to develop meaningful designs around Tauranga Moana is through modelling.


Opening preview Friday 15th September, 5:30-7pm. Everyone welcome. On display in The People's Gallery - Toi ka rere from 16th September to the 7th October 2023. Open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday.

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