The inaugural exhibition for Ngāi Tahu weavers opened on 4 April at the Canterbury Museum with eight artists contributing 30 pieces.


This year the theme was Naturally Ngāi Tahu focusing on our natural fibres, dyes and techniques. The exhibition was open for 12 days and had a steady flow of visitors, including those from overseas keen to learn about the fibres in the pieces exhibited. A public workshop was well attended.

Raraka Taiao – Naturally Ngāi Tahu was a successful start to an annual partnership between our weavers and the Canterbury Museum. An exhibition will be held a each year in April. The theme for next year’s exhibition is kākahu. For more information watch out for messages in Te Pānui Rūnaka or contact;

Ranui Ngarimu
Email: [email protected]

Puamiria Parata-Goodall
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