Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Walking Backwards into the Future

Otago Polytechnic is celebrating its people, place, history and future in a six-month exhibition at Tūhura Otago Museum from December 2022 to May 2023.

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09 December 22


Tūhura Otago Museum
419 Great King Street North,
Dunedin North, , Dunedin 9016,
New Zealand

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Opening on 9 December, Ka Mua Ka Muri: Walking Backwards into the Future will highlight Otago Polytechnic’s contribution to its community through interactive, creative and engaging displays that celebrate its culture, people and successes.

From beekeeping to beauty, photography to food, and art to architecture, Otago Polytechnic has taught generations of New Zealanders, providing a launching pad for careers, skills, and hobbies. Ka Mua Ka Muri: Walking Backwards into the Future explores these through hands-on interactive experiences, including a pop-up arcade, featuring video games developed by students this year; a sculpture station; and a selfie station where visitors can use props to create Instagramable backgrounds.

The exhibition will also show how Otago Polytechnic and Te Pūkenga will be intrinsically involved in the future success of our community and share stories of connections to mana whenua, history, outstanding alumni, student success, innovative learning and iconic events.

A series of community programmes and events will also be scheduled throughout the six-month exhibition, such as Master Classes, where consummate professionals teach workshops on skills from art to cookery.  Family-fun events are also planned with the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital, as well as a public update on the hospital rebuild as part of the event programme.

Find out more about Ka Mua Ka Muri: Walking Backwards into the Future here.