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Come and join us for a celebration of our oceans in the Community Gallery as part of the International Science Festival and Puaka Matariki.

Ōku Moana is an art exhibition with story-telling, science demonstrations and hands on art making activities. Lots to see and plenty to do for the whole family. Stop by for an hour or the day at Ōku Moana.

We invite you to take part in our mix of sci-art at the International Science Festival 2018 and Puaka Matariki. Join us for a veritable smorgasboard of marine stories, visuals, workshops and hands-on art based activities. We will take a paddle along the shores of the near future to see what influence 2º warming will have on the everyday life of our marine neighbours in the Otago Harbour. We take you out of the lab and into the gallery, exploring science through ARTiculation.

Come on our journey as we look into the waters that surround us and pose the pressing questions. Can you limbo in a kelp forest? Can Nemo find himself? How high is the ocean – how deep is the sky? What is the secret life of periwinkles and the King of France? From the creators of Shell-shocked comes a new mollusk mystery - The case of the disappearing pipi and what the paua knew. Stand by us as we unmask the evil twin of global warming in the Bull and the burning ocean and other modern tales from the sea. Roving storytellers retell the old stories from the Titans, the Celts and Aotearoa through the lens of kaitiakitanga in our natural world, where land meets the sea along the coast and harbours of Te Tai o Araiteuru.

Working in collaboration with local artists, musicians, weavers, film makers and scientists we merge the data with art and interactive displays, hands on art activities, workshops and storytelling to give the low down on what “going beyond” the numbers will mean for Ōtepoti Dunedin as we adapt to the new normal in a changing climate world.

Check our daily meet the scientist sessions, embossed print sessions with Lynn Taylor & Jenny Rock and puppet guided-tours with Kaitrin McMullan (bookings on eventbrite).

Ōku Moana, (My Oceans) is a satellite exhibition of ART+OCEANS in the International Science and Puaka Matariki Festivals co-curated by Pam McKinlay and Dr Jenny Rock.

Artists taking part include Marion Wassenaar, Pam McKinlay Vivien Dwyer, Lynn Taylor, Jenny Rock, Jesse-James Pickery, Arati Kushwaha, Jane Venis, Tori Clearwater and Science Communication Students Creative Visualisation projects. We would like to acknowledge the support of Dunedin City Council Creative Communities and Puaka Matariki Komiti for this event.






Published on 23 June 2018

Orderdate: 23 Jun 2018
Expiry: 14 Jul 2018