Countdown to Ignition Festival Workshop

October 2019

A series of vignettes giving a taster of the Festival to come (7th-10th November), the Countdown to Ignition Pop Up will host live theatre performances, performed story readings, book club, craft workshops, possibly some augmented reality activities, and musical performances. Something different and exciting each day!

You are cordially also invited to pop in and view the entries to the Gobbledegook Poetry Competition. Come and view the entries and cast your vote for your favourite poem.

Find out more about the festival here:

Tāngata Whenua: View from the Shore


November 2019

Mana Whenua, Mātāwaka and Tāngata Moana-nui-a-Kiwa artists in Ōtepoti Dunedin are contributing to nation-wide art protests in response to Cook commemorations happening in October and November 2019.

This art exhibition highlights the impact of colonisation upon whānau, hapū and iwi Māori perpetuated by successive failures of governments to address and present the true history of New Zealand settlement and colonisation. 

The exhibition will be located in multiple cities and towns during November. Each iteration is locally organised by artists of different disciplines collaborating together on this essential kaupapa.

The Ōtepoti Colynesian rōpū is proud to contribute to this kaupapa.

November 2019

Busy Going Crazy

Catching Light