WAI - Manga Maha, Awa Kotahi | One River, Many Streams

WAI seeks to reconnect the Wairarapa community with its waterways and to advocate for the rivers of the region. A multi-media exhibition, WAI features a site-specific ceramic river sculpture by Sam Ludden; soundscape with Cody Field, Rawiri Smith and Warren Maxwell; riverscape installations by Siv B. Fjaerestad; an historic map of Masterton waterways by Kirsten Browne and Tony Garstang; video art by Denise Batchelor; large-scale photograms of South Island glaciers by Jonathan Kay; an interactive artwork by Ngataiharuru Taepa; a display of one of Masterton’s earliest manhole covers sourced by Gareth Winter; and a design commissioned from painter Anna-Marie Kingsley.

Sam Ludden will run a pop-up education space, using resources developed by freshwater scientist Amber McEwan.

Aratoi's museum educators will also run a School Holiday Programme in April, and a free education programme from Term 2.

Opening: Friday, 29 March, 5.30pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, 30 March, 11am

Closing event:
Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts – Organised by Track Zero in partnership with Aratoi.
Sunday, 26 May, 2 - 4pm

Siv B. Fjærestad, Adaptation, (Makoura Catchment Arrangement/Composition)
An inventory of selected botanical and found objects sourced from the Makoura Stream Catchment in Masterton.

30 March 2019 - 26 May 2019