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Te Kura student artwork on display at Mātauranga House

Press Release – Te Kura
The artistry of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) students is now on permanent display in the Ministry of Education’s national office at Mātauranga House.

A total of 27 pieces by past and present students of the distance education provider were chosen by the Ministry. The works represent the range of ages and learners at Te Kura, from Early Childhood to Young Adult.

The student artwork is displayed over several floors of Mātauranga House on 33 Bowen Street in Wellington, providing a splash of colour and creativity for Ministry staff and visitors. The work is high quality digital photos of the original work, framed and block mounted.

“The idea came from wanting to have art from children in our national office – we contacted Te Kura because we knew that they could provide some amazing art from students of all ages,” says Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education, Ministry of Education.

“I think the art has added something really important to Mātauranga House. It’s a visible reminder of the children and young people who we come in to work for every day” says Iona.

Te Kura student and aspiring videographer Brandee-Lea Hakaraia has captured the displayed work in a video. The video was part of a learning project combining Visual Art, English and Digital Technology.

“The main idea I had for the making of this video was a vibrant and entrancing virtual tour,” says Brandee-Lea. “I was given the biggest opportunity I’ve ever had to let my creativity and passion for videography run wild.”

The video is accompanied by original music from another Te Kura student Bayley Milne – who records music under the name Nasturtia.

View the video on YouTube: Te Kura student artwork at Mātauranga House

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