Toi Ora, a living gallery, where you can experience and engage with Māori arts and culture in The Cloud. From traditional to highly contemporary, Toi Ora is an explosion of creativity featuring prominent Māori artists and performers from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and around Aotearoa (New Zealand).
For full programme details see our Event Calendar.
TOI ORA HIGHLIGHTS
Master carvers collective Whaotapu bring to life the stories of this land, sea and heritage through their unique carving and design.
TĀ MOKO (MĀORI SKIN ADORNMENT)
Artists collective Te Whē showcase the art of tā moko. Visitors can make bookings to receive traditional tā moko and kirituhi. Temporary kirituhi will be available for the kids.
NGĀ KŌRERO Ō UKI: MĀORI STORIES OF AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE
Walk the wharf and be transported as local legends and illuminating histories unfold. Learn about Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) from storyteller, Tama Davis.
AUCKLAND MUSEUM STORY LAB
Engage with music, stories, art and waiata (songs). Get creative with collection items and tell your story in the Auckland Museum Story Lab.
Te Puawai Raranga bring you interactive weaving workshops and displays, while Te Roopu Raranga Whatu ō Aotearoa (The National Weaver’s Collective) collaborate with Whaotapu carvers to create treasured adornments.
TE ĀTINGA (CONTEMPORARY ART)
Celebrate the best of visual Maori art in this exhibition from the Te Ātinga collective of acclaimed Māori visual artists, through painting, ceramics and sculpture.
The Cloud hosts performances from leading local Kapa Haka groups Te Iti Kahurangi and Ngā Tūmanako celebrating the popular Māori performing arts in song, dance and haka.
Learn the haka created especially for World Masters Games 2017, by composer Joe Pihema through workshops lead by local kapa haka group, Te Pou Whakairo.