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Ōku Moana


Location

Dunedin Community Gallery

20 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand


Date

Mon09 July
Tue10 July
Wed11 July
Thu12 July
Fri13 July


Time

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Cost

Free

Working in collaboration with artists, musicians, weavers, film makers and scientists, Rabbit-Hole Collective will merge climate change data with art in interactive displays, hands on art activities, workshops and storytelling.

An Art and Science Exhibition as part of the International Science Festival and Puaka Matariki, 2018, featuring community engagement through creative hands-on art activities, art-making and story-telling.

Family friendly – Suitable for all ages, workshops and activities aimed at 8-12 year olds - with parental engagement expected. (Children must be accompanied)

Ōku Moana is an exhibition supporting story-telling, demonstrations and activities which will engage with ideas about climate change and its local effects and impacts on Dunedin and Otago Harbour art activities drawn from themes in science demonstrations, science communication displays and an art exhibition.

EVERY DAY 10.00AM – 4.00PM:

Call of the Ocean – create messages with the tile stamps for our Wishing tree. We look into the past as we step into the future. Our guides are Tethys, Hinemoana, Durga and others.

Coralline grief – get up close to coccolithophores - build a cumulative “reef” from texture rubbings – (see times for embossed print sessions with artists Lynn Taylor and Jenny Rock).

Community Weaving – explore the world of coraline algae in local waters, density patterns and changing populations in community free weaving activities.

Shell Exchange – audiences will be invited to bring in clean shells from the beach, add to the Line In The Sand installation in the gallery and take part in the Shell Exchange activity. Koha for take away “Fortune Shells” and raku ceramic shells for sale.

South Dunedin Life preserver - an artwork inspired by core sample data collected by South Dunedin schools about rising waters and South Dunedin Rising an interactive display.

Hubble Bubbble – what’s the trouble? Science demonstrations and hands on displays to illustrate atmospheric and ocean pH.

Meet the Scientist, Meet the Artist and Special storytime sessions:

Coccolithophores impressed (every day 11am-1pm)

Make your own embossed artwork with Lynn Taylor and Jenny Rock.

Monday 9 July

9-11am - Mihi Whakatau and Performances 

1PM Storytime with the Dunedin Public Library – Storytime with Su Ikin, suitable young children (ages 4-10)

Tuesday 10 July

1PM The air we breathe – Meet the evil twin of global warming with scientist Anna Kluibenschedl and introducing our critter of the week: coccolithophores with Ro Allen, both scientists are from CARIM (Coastal acidification - rate, impacts and management of Aotearoa).

Wednesday 11 July

1PM It’s too hot in the nest - Male tuatara can look forward to a lonely future because of global warming – find out why with Allison Cree, Professor of Zoology.

Thursday 12 July

1PM Serving up Snails: Beyond 2 degrees warming – Staff and students from the Portobello Marine Laboratory will hold demonstrations in portable marine tanks, with Sally Carson, Director New Zealand Marine Studies Centre.

Friday 13 July

1PM Serving up Snails: Beyond 2 degrees warming – Staff and students from the Portobello Marine Laboratory will hold demonstrations in portable marine tanks, with Sally Carson, Director New Zealand Marine Studies Centre.

5PM - Closing celebration night, BYO Fish and Chips Night 

6PM - Performances: Songs and Music from the Sea, Te Moana nui a Kiwa and Closing (Book a free ticket)

 

Sign sessions with Brydee Strang, Otago association for Deaf Children – times as per invitation

Tuesday to Friday 10-11AM

Guided puppet tour of the exhibition with storyteller Katrin McMullan

Other 

Sign sessions with Brydee Strang, Otago association for Deaf Children – times as per invitation

 

Down the Rabbit Hole and the Sandpit Collective would like to thank Dunedin Creative Communities for their support of this event.

- Creative Director (Pam McKinlay)

 

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