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Wharenui Harikoa - Kooruru Carving with Hollie Tawhiao

16 March 2024

1pm to 3.30pm

Booking required

Back by popular demand!

Kirikiriroa artist Hollie Tawhiao (Ngaati Tiipa) was one of several collaborators for Wharenui Harikoa, lending her carving expertise to the Tuupuanuku and Waitii pou.

In this workshop Hollie will speak about her experience working with Lissy and Rudi on the project, and help you to make your own plaster mould of a kooruru (traditional carving of a face).

There will be a range of options for artists of all ages and abilities – fun for the whole family! All materials provided.


Book online now! $25 per ticket. $15 for Friends of the Museum. Booking fees apply.

Suitable for ages 3 years and older. Children must be supervised by an attending adult.


Wharenui Harikoa

Open 1 December 2023 to 17 March 2024

The most vibrant and colourful wharenui you will ever see! Created by husband-and-wife duo Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole.

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Image caption: Detail of Waitii pou from Wharenui Harikoa, by Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole with Hollie Tawhiao