Bone Carving Workshop

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Spend the day at Te Kona Digital, Business & Learning Hub this Matariki and create your own whale’s tooth out of bone in this tikanga based contemporary workshop!

Presented by Aotearoa Bone and Stone, participants will be introduced to a new skill set through the carving design process, using grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding techniques and polishing tools. Then learn some lashing and binding techniques used traditionally throughout Polynesia.

This workshop sells out each year and is back due to popular demand, with the added bonus of a workshop in Kaikohe for the first time! The wananga will be held at Te Kona Digital, Business & Learning Hub, an amazing local venue. This workshop has been subsidised with funding from Creative Communities Far North and the support of Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust (TKEMKT) to make it more accessible for our Mid-North community.

Maximum of 10 participants. All day workshop. Suitable ages 16+

This event is presented as part of the Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival 2024

About Aotearoa Bone and Stone:

With the expert guidance of established Māori artists, Maha (Waikato, Ngai Tahu) and Laura (Nga Puhi, Te Arawa) you are able to create a beef bone whales tooth pendant.

Have fun learning about the practices associated with Māori arts and indigineous contexts & connections in these Māori Tikanga/custom based workshops.

Duration of workshop is 7 hours, including lunch break

- All materials are supplied and attendees create and keep their carving.

- Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes are essential as you will be working with power tools. An apron is handy if you can bring one!

- Tea, coffee and water are available

- A working lunch and snacks are also provided, please feel free to bring some extra snacks and a water bottle

How to Find Us
From $85


Te Kona, Kaikohe, Mid North

Event Dates

Wednesday 10 July 2024