NUKU is a movement made by and for Indigenous women - ma hine, mo hine, kia hine!
Following sold out events in 2019 and 2020, NUKU Live is back for Elemental AKL 2021 with a brand-new format - the 'Atua Series'.
Celebrating Atua Wāhine (female Māori gods), there are three events over three days where Indigenous knowledge and practices, specifically for wāhine, will be shared. The events are inspired by Papatuanuku, Hine-Te-Iwaiwa and Hinemoana.
Papatūānuku, the inspiration behind this event, is the atua where all living things originate, she is our earth mother.
This workshop harnesses the mātauranga (knowledge) of our tūpuna (ancestors) and introduces natural clays and earth pigments that have been used for generations as an expressive art medium, in ceremony and as rongoā (medicine).
Kauae Raro Research Collective will deliver a hands-on evening learning how to make paint from the fruits of Papatūānuku, Hinetuparimaunga, Parawhenuamea and Hineukurangi (soil, silt and clay).
Attendees will learn about earth pigments, where to find them and how to harvest them. You will partake in a practical workshop to make paint and dye using natural resources, and work with paper and fabric to create something to take home.
NUKU events are open to all women, including those who identify as wahine, trans or non-binary.