Moana Fresh Calendar 2023
300mm x 600mm calendar. Wire bound with hanging hole, printed on a 210gsm uncoated card.
I maikaʻi ke kalo i ka ʻohā. The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces. (ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1232, Source: Pukui, M. K. (1983). ‘Ōlelo No‘eau Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press).
Last year we looked at the importance of Indigenous voices in the climate change movement. This year we are looking at our indigenous family structures, our communal ways of seeing the world, and how this works in the decolonial movement. This 'ōlelo no’eau (Hawaiian proverb) is our starting point which can literally speak to the importance of childcare and parenting, while also speaking to wider themes about community and the intergenerational connections and responsibilities we hold to one another, to our resilience and solidarity in the struggle.
Symbols of the full and new moons have been included to incorporate your Maramataka/Moon related planning. As there are regional differences for the moon phases we have used the Gregorian dates as a baseline. In this second edition of our Moana Fresh calendar we have added further dates of significance to Moana Nui a Kiwa, from Aotearoa, to Tāhiti, Guåhan and Rapa Nui. The dates added so far are non-exhaustive and we will continue to add year after year (get in touch if you see a date we should add for our next one!).
Artists included: Ahilapalapa Rands, Laura Wihapi-Kara, Jessica Palalagi, Ashleigh Taupaki, Jaq Brown, Kophie Su'a-Hulsbosch, Emily Parr, Arielle Walker, Jasmine Tuiā, Porsche Tiavale, Ema & Lanu Tavola, Vaimaila Urale, Shiloh Sagapolu & Edith Amituanai.