Puaka Matariki - Maori New Year Designs

In 2012, we were given the opportunity to create the promotional material for Puaka Matariki, The Māori new year. Ranginui was created to empower Tane Ora and place a statement for people to see the cultural festival coming to Otepoti that year.

 Ranginui, The Sky Father

Ranginui, The Sky Father

 

The following year in 2013, we created Papatūānuku floating on her own island as Mother Earth.

 
 Papatūānuku, The Earth Mother

Papatūānuku, The Earth Mother

 
 

This lead on for Maui Studios members, Vincent Egan and Madison Kikorangi to create an effective New Year projection that emphasised the mauri and overall essence of Puaka Matariki through an empowering light display and musical performance.

 
 Ngā mihi nui o te tau hou!

Ngā mihi nui o te tau hou!

Illustrations by Vincent Egan of Maui Studios Aotearoa