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Whangaruru School

Region: Tai Tokerau

Art form: Visual Arts / Mural

Project name: Ngā Mauri

Project information: For many generations the local matauranga Māori has been handed down to the present day where we are fortunate to have exposure and connection to ancient stories of the mauri/kaitiaki of the Whangaruru area. This creative project will be the means of galvanising this knowledge, for this generation and many to come.

The project will be the creation of large, colourful murals depicting the individuality and importance of each of these mauri. These will be at a central point of the school. This is a project that has been voiced at community consultations – to have visual reminders at the school of these mauri of Whangaruru.

Exposure to a professional artist will provide an authentic opportunity for our students to create an incredible piece of art, significant to Ngatiwai.  They will also be able to identify pathways and necessary steps for future opportunities.

Project starting: March 2021

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