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Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga, Auckland

Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga - Auckland, New Zealand
Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga
Carrington Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1025Map
Building 178, Entry 3, Mt Albert
+64 9 815 4321

With Unitec Marae - Te Noho Kotahitanga, renowned Māori artist - Lyonel Grant has successfully blended the traditional methods and contemporary techniques to build the Māori's meeting place known as Marae. The structure is replete with carvings made on stones and woods, which holds up the structure. The intricate weaving work decorating the area between poupou and the kakaho panels are created by talented fiber artists Judy Hohaia and Shona Tawhiao. Built as a community space, the Marae is used for ceremonies, celebrations and other cultural events throughout the year. Walk in to get a glimpse of the Māori tribes artistic and cultural inclinations.

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By anrkeytek | Posted 08/15/13
  This extraordinarily beautiful and crafted space is as moving as Gaudi's Sagrada Familia or Scarpa's Brion Cemetery, and as unique. Lyonel Grant is an extra-ordinary artist. Worth doing some reading about Matauranga Maori to get context. Because it's housed on a University site it is more accessible than most marae. Definately worth the effort to find it (link bus goes past) and unforgettable....   Read More
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