Tini Whetū Project Space will be hosting a poetry reading by Rauhina Scott-Fyfe and Holly Fletcher to celebrate the closing of the exhibition That Is The Most Emo Māori Tattoo I’ve Ever Seen... which features artwork from PIupiu Maya Turei’s house. The exhibiting artists are Joy Auckram (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tauiwi), Madison Kelly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Pākehā), Janice Turei (Pākehā), Nerys Ngaruhe (Wairarapa Moana), Melanie Tangaere Baldwin (Ngāti Porou).

It is joyus to be able to platform these two amazing writers and an apt way to close the exhibition. Koha entry, light refreshments provided.

Rauhina Scott-Fyfe (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Pākehā) is a queer writer, researcher and archivist-in-training living in Ōtepoti. Their poem nāwai, nāwai was recently published in Huia Short Stories 15 and was highly commended for the Poetry in te reo Māori section in the 2023 Pikihuia Awards.

Holly Fletcher is a poet from Ōtepoti Dunedin. She studied at Goldsmiths University, London, where they gained a BA in Creative Writing. Previous work can be found in HCE (UK), Cherimus (ITA), Landfall, Neo Gracie, The Spinoff, ODT and elsewhere. Tini Whetū Project Space is an experimental gallery, hosted by Evening Books in Ōtepoti. Located at 474 Princes’ Street, Tini Whetū Project Space has an emphasis on creating space for Māori practitioners to exhibit and sell their work. This space is run by Piupiu Maya Turei (Wairarapa Moana).


  • Koha


  • Sun 19 Nov


  • 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm


  • Yours Cafe
  • 43 Moray Place
  • Ōtepoti Dunedin