Kauri Ora Mauri Ora

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Te Matau o Pohe bridge at night

Inhabiting the space where concepts of art, science and cultural knowledge intersect, The Kauri Project is a curatorial endeavour dedicated to examining the relationship between people and landscape, focusing on our unique and threatened indigenous kauri forest ecology.

Working in collaboration with artists, scientists, iwi and community we seek to expand awareness of the crucial place of kauri in our biological and cultural landscape, and the threat posed to this unique species by kauri dieback disease.

Since the micro-organism Phytopthera agathadicida was formally identified as the cause of kauri dieback in 2008, scientists have worked to understand the disease and establish how best to protect kauri from this deadly threat. Kauri Ora Mauri Ora brings together work by artists from across Northland and beyond to explore the complexity of our relationship with this tree and its forest.

Kauri ki uta, Kauri ki tai - May Kauri once again flourish from hilltop to the sea.

Dates & Times

  • Sat, June 24, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, June 25, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, June 26, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Tue, June 27, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wed, June 28, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Thu, June 29, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Fri, June 30, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sat, July 01, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, July 02, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, July 03, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Tue, July 04, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wed, July 05, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Thu, July 06, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Fri, July 07, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sat, July 08, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, July 09, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, July 10, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Tue, July 11, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wed, July 12, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Thu, July 13, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Fri, July 14, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sat, July 15, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, July 16, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, July 17, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

More information

LocationWhangarei Art Museum, Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

AddressTown Basin, Dent Street
Phone(09) 430 4240
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About this Venue

The Art Museum opened in June 1996 in an historical arts and crafts building in beautiful Cafler Park adjacent to the cultural amenities of Forum North Theatre and the conservatory and Fernery.

It is the public gallery of the city and district and custodian of the extensive city art collection. The Museum is also the venue for national touring exhibitions and internally curated exhibitions and public programmes.