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Intertwining tī kōuka: experimenting with rope making (Adult Workshop)

Louie Zalk-Neale, Research image, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
25 Aug 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 25th August
Ahead of their new performance 'Ngā Manuhiri Taura (The Visiting Ropes)', artist Louie Zalk-Neall invite you to attend public ropemaking workshops.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Program
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
42 Queen Street New Plymouth, 4310 Aotearoa New Zealand


  • Thu 25 Aug 2022
  • 6:30 - 7:30PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Free
  • Materials provided
  • This workshop is for adults only
  • Booking essential - available below


Ahead of their new performance Ngā Manuhiri Taura (The Visiting Ropes), artist Louie Zalk-Neall invite you to attend public ropemaking workshops.

During the workshops, Zalk-Neale will teach you how to make miro (twined string) from tī kōuka fibre.

They will introduce some of their taonga made using this technique and help to guide participants’ own experimentation. Participants will also learn about the tikanga involved in harvesting and working with this material.

Following the rope making workshops, join artist Louie Zalk-Neale for a performance at a local beach. Audience members are encouraged to bring a taura (rope) along with them to the performance.

Performance: Ngā Manuhiri Taura (The Visiting Ropes)
Saturday 27th August 2:30 PM
More information here


Please note: this workshop is for adults only, if you are interested in participating with tamariki please book into our whānau workshop here.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

8 Aug 2022

Interests The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's premier contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Admission is free.