Talk & Performance

Saturday 11 May
2pm - 3pm

Guest speakers are joined by musicians who will act as respondents in an exploration of new and different ways of being together.

This series was inspired by a dream the artist had in which he and a bird communicated through words and song.

Dr Ruakere Hond + Tihikura Hohaia Sat 27 Apr | 2 - 3 pm Kaumatua (elder) of Parihaka Dr Ruakere Hond (Taranaki/Ngāti Ruanui/Te Atiawa) will discuss community gardening, empowerment and language revitalisation at Parihaka. He will be joined by Tihikura Hohaia, a Parihaka-based musician.

Marie Doorbar + musician Sat 11 May | 2 - 3 pm Rongoā teacher Marie Doorbar (Te Atiawa) shares her knowledge of Rongoā Māori (traditional Māori healing) – how knowledge, care and observation are fundamental to identifying where and why certain plants flourish, and what this tells us about how they can be used.

Artist Nicolás Paris brings together his architectural education and his teaching experience to incorporate elements of collaboration, dialogue and exchange in his work. The gallery serves as a platform for ephemeral, experimental learning experiences, including public conversations, workshops and events. Paris will alter and rearrange different elements of the exhibition to replicate and echo the flow of ideas that took place.


  • Free


  • Sat 11 May


  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth