20/30 – Decolonising your wardrobe

Tonight I went to the Square Edge Community Arts Centre for the opening exhibition by clothing artist Ron Te Kawa.  The theme for Ron’s exhibition was Matariki and the clothing was amazingly wonderful to see.  The exhibition runs until July 11, then Ron will have a permanent exhibition space within Square Edge (yay!).   Ron…

Whakapōtaetanga

Whakapōtaetanga is the term applied to the capping ceremony of Māori students.  I’d never seen one before and was pleased it was made available on YouTube for those who could not attend in person. What I love about the ceremony is the support each graduate receives from whānau, friends and others after their name has…