Past Event

Ka kore, Kua kore | Pī

Tūrei 11 Hūrae

Tuesday 11 July


Blue Oyster Art Project Space

Ka kore, Kua kore | Pī

Join us for Pī a workshop led by artist Aidan Taira Geraghty (Kāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri), currently exhibiting in Ka kore, Kua kore. In this workshop, participants are invited to reflect on their ancestral ties and create illustrations inspired by their personal connections.


During this workshop, Aidan will guide participants in the process of illustration, encouraging them to express their cultural heritage through your artwork. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their pepeha through metaphors as they visually represent their ancestral connections. 

Aidan will later be taking the illustrations created during the workshop and engraving them onto river stones. These engraved stones will later become part of the Ka kore, Kua kore exhibition.

No prior experience is necessary; this workshop welcomes artists of all levels. All you need to bring is your own pepeha and explore the depth of your ancestral connections. 

Limited spots are available, so please RSVP by 10th July 12 pm and contact to secure your place.

Aidan Taira Geraghty

Aidan Taira Geraghty (Kāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Ōtepoti with a background in graffiti, street art and design. Geraghty pursues interests in his bicultural heritage and into how a sense of displacement is felt by many generations of Tākata Whenua. He is also interested in using recycled materials from urban environments, breathing new life into discarded objects that previously had austere, colonial objectives, like railway sleepers, school desks and farming equipment. He studied at Dunedin School of Art/Te Pūkenga and recent public works include Kaituna (Kensington, Ōtepoti, 2023) and Hei Maumaharatanga (Te Whare Wānaka o Ōtākou, 2022).