Past Event

Wānanga | Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island

Hātarei 17 -
Rātapu 18

Saturday 17 -
Sunday 18


Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island

Satellite image of Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island

Wānanga | Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island
Saturday 17 August, 10am – Sunday 18 August, 10am.
E kā mana, e kā reo, e kā rikatoi o Ōtepoti, nau mai, whakatau mai.

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, curators and collaborators behind the current wānanga, UKU//UTU, invite creatives, word-weavers and visionaries to a wānanga and overnight stay on Kamau Taurua/Quarantine Island lead by Rauhina Scott-Fyfe and the island's community.

Stories and art have a way of coming alive on this special island at the heart of Otago Harbour—a place where the physical landscape collides with history, community, spirituality, sustainability and social justice.

Together we will hold space to learn, explore, share stories, spark ideas, collaborate, create, and give back: he aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai.

This event is free to attend, however places are limited—to register your interest, please email

Mauri ora e te whānau!
Rauhina Scott-Fyfe (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Kāti Inarani, Kāti Airani, Kāti Koterani) is a facilitator, tutor and writer based in Ōtepoti. Rauhina’s work encourages intercultural dialogue and explores ideas around tūrakawaewae: identity, place and belonging.
To read more about UKU//UTU, its curators, collaborators and the accompanying public programme, visit:
To read more about the Community on Kamau Taurua, visit: