Last night was the opening of the Matariki exhibition at the Lake House Arts Centre. It was a really special community event with old and young coming together to celebrate the Maori New Year and the creation of some lovely artworks.
Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and is seen as the beginning of the Maori New Year. Maori were practiced observers of the night sky, using the stars to navigate the oceans – the rise of Matariki signified a time of remembrance, fertility and celebration of the harvest.
Lake House Arts Centre
37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Barry’s Point Reserve,