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Art Competition for Ashburton District school students

July 26 | 10:00 am - August 19 | 4:00 pm


Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

To celebrate Māori Language Week 2022, we are making packs of Te Reo Māori flash cards to encourage the community to learn Mahika Kai; the range of natural resources throughout Te Wai Pounamu (The South Island). The kaupapa of this project is to empower and support the cultural revival of Ngāi Tahu (Kāi Tahu) use of Te Reo Māori. Each flash card will have a Māori and English word on one side, and an illustration on the other side. Throughout Māori Language Week, packs will be free and available from the Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum for everyone in the local community.

Art Competition for local schools: Entry deadline 4pm Friday 19 August

We would like each flash card to be diverse and representative of the amazing talent in the Hakatere Ashburton District. So, we are inviting school pupils to design illustrations for the  flashcards. Tamaraki and rangatiti in Years 1-13 can enter, and we would be delighted to receive entries in a range of media and styles. Taking part in this art competition will enrich Māori culture, develop awareness of the Ngāi Tahu dialect, and inspire creativity in the classroom.

In addition to having your artwork printed and distributed around Hakatere Ashburton, there will also be 10 mystery prizes to be won!

Download the information pack and entry form


July 26 | 10:00 am
August 19 | 4:00 pm
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Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum
329 West Street
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum
03 307 7890