TEZA What’s On: Monday 23 November

All events are free and open to the public to participate.

9am – 9pm (TEZA Hub), Lydney Place South. Pop in anytime to get involved and have a cuppa.

10am – 4pm  (Hartham Place)  Sharemart: A clothing store and art project with a difference. Come see how members of the Colombian refugee community have refashioned old NZ Post uniforms into beautiful new items and have a go yourself. Bring clothing for mending, re-purposing, styling or swapping between 10am – 1pm.  You can also book a session here.

10-4pm Hartham Place Strong Pacific Families. Come visit representatives of the Porirua pacific island community for workshops and exhibition in this dynamic special space. This week the space is being hosted by the Tokelau community.

Ako Ako: A Role-Swapping Adventure: Today Ash Holwell shares roles with MP for Mana Kris Faafoi. Ash will share Kris’ duties through the morning including the weekly staff teleconference, interviews on Newstalk ZB and Kapiti’s Beach FM, and visit his parliamentary office.
The two will then join TEZA in Porirua, assuming the artist’s role for the aftrenoon.Kris is working on developing a jam session for local musicians, combining his love for guitar playing with the chance to act as an artist to create a collborative event for locals to participate in.
Ash will then take the role of the Mana MP in speaking at an event in Pataka  and the pair will then attend the Kiwibank Local Hero Awards ceremony.

10:00am (TEZA Hub). Volunteer Refinery : Come explore what it means to volunteer. Join Mark Harvey to explore what it means to be a volunteer. Prepare to have fun with a range of actions in and around constructing a ‘volunteer refinery’.
10:30am-4.30pm (TEZA Hub) Porirua People’s Library Pop in and contribute your stories of Porirua.

11am-12noon (Corinna School). You’re invited to help make sourdough pizzas using material from the gardens and help on the vertical gardens with Alicia Rich and Breadmakers of Porirua, Unite!

11am – 2pm (TEZA Hub). Dream Poster Project. Porirua People’s Library’s daily poster project where we create covers of hypothetical/dream books that we would want to see in PPL. Everyone is invited to create and come up with their own dream book covers – each person gets their own voice. Workshop run by Lana Lopesi and Faith Wilson

12noon-1.30pm (TEZA Hub) BYO lunch:  Creative Summit Artist Presentations: Hear from and talk with Wellington artist and filmmaker Barry Thomas (a pioneer in community public art, Porirua writer Linda Hansen and Kapiti artist and designer Miriama Grace Smith (part of the Toi Wahine collective and co-runner of Foresight).
2:00pm (TEZA Hub). Volunteer Refinery Mark Harvey. See above.

3-5pm (Education Studio, Pataka Art Museum). Guerilla Publishing: What different styles of guerrilla publishing and distribution can you use to get your stories out there? We look at ideas of self publishing in digital and print as well as poster making and how to get your voice out there. With Lana Lopesi and Faith Wilson. Contact:

5:00pm (TEZA HUB). Just in Time Community Centre Quick Response Unit
Come visit this purpose built mobile community centre towed by a Todd Motors built Hillman Hunter.This community centre provides homage to the artistry of industrial workers that have built Porirua City into what it is today. Until 29 November you can call Just in Time anytime in the Porirua region to arrange a free visit. Need a space for a community meeting? Just call JIT! (021766259).


7:30pm (TEZA Hub) Creative Summit: Who are we to intervene? Environmental movements and human agency.

Welcoming all for an open discussion on the above topic. Presenters include artist Mark Harvey (Waitakere), Sharli-Jo Solomon (Ngati Toa harbour restoration), Megan Oliver (Greater Wellington Regional Council Coastal Scientist) and artist Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand).


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