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Matariki Ki Te Rangi – Michel Tuffery and Yvonne de Mille

Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu

Manu Aute Tahi & Manu Aute Rua by Michel Tuffery
Just An Eight Pointed Star by Yvonne de Mille

Inspired by the traditional making and flying of Manu Aute and Manu Tukutuku kites during Matariki, this work references the excitement of the first sightings of the Matariki stars at dawn signaling the beginning of the Māori new year.

The installation will be added to over time by local tamariki who are also make traditional manu aute with artist Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te Rangi, Pākehā).

This installation was commissioned by Matariki Ramaroa and Coastlands and is intended to inspire the making of traditional kites in Kāpiti.

For more information on Michel’s work
INSTA. @micheltuffery_