Master Kiribati weavers Kaetaeta Watson and Louisa Humphrey are running a two-day weaving workshop on May 2 and 3 as part of Creative Matakana.
Participants will learn the basics of traditional Kiribati weaving, making a headdress and a screen or a bag to take home.
Local materials such as flax, corn husks and recycled paper and plastics will be used in place of the traditional coconut leaves.
There will also be a demonstration of advanced weaving techniques. Watson and Humphrey are master artists both originally from Kiribati.
Their works have been featured in major exhibitions at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, GOMA Brisbane, and
The Dowse Art Museum, and they were awarded the Pacific Heritage Arts Award by Creative New Zealand in 2019.
Tickets are $250, which includes the price of materials, and are available at https://events.humanitix.com/creative-matakana