Dawn Ceremony


Corban Estate Art Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland

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Saturday 15 June 2024


Dawn Ceremony

Fire, karakia and kai create a sense of place and belonging to mark the opening of the Auckland Matariki Festival 2024 at Corban Estate Art Centre. Visitors are invited to speak, read a poem or sing a waiata / song, supporting the wellbeing of our communities.

Artist Penny Howard is creating a whai (string game) installation in our Heritage Room. From June 1, you're invited to write your wish, hope or dream for Matariki on a paper wishbone, held in the kono (basket), tying it to the whai. On the morning of June 15, with Matariki visible in the sky, we will burn all the wishes gathered as part of this ceremony.

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