Hastings Shop Windows Come Alive With Children’s Artwork

Shop windows of some Hastings businesses have come alive with vibrant artworks created by Kahungunu school children.

It is part of a continuation of Matariki celebrations, with a series of activities focused on the Māori arts called the “Main Street Heretaunga Toi/Art Week” – presented by Iwi Toi Kahungunu, and supported by Hastings District Council.

A cultural celebration through art, the participating students were asked to create artworks based on the theme “Cultural Legends of Our Ancestors” – reflecting the stories and narratives of their culture whether it be from Aotearoa New Zealand or other countries across the world.

Some of the artworks are also on display at the Hastings library and in the reception area of the Hastings District Council.

Photo: Alexanders Menswear owner Darren Olsen, with students Waiora Kireka from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori and Masao Edwards from Flaxmere Primary School. Photo / Paul Taylor  For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 11 July 2019