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

Louie Zalk-Neale, Research image, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
27 Aug 2022
10:30am - 12pm Saturday 27th 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


  • Sat 27 Aug 2022
  • 10:30AM—12PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Free
  • Materials provided
  • This workshop is open to all ages
  • Tamariki to be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.

Since this event is open to all ages, we ask that tamariki are acompanied by an adult.
When booking online please register your child + acompanying adult as ONE SPOT.
This workshop is open to 15x pairs of child + adult.

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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.