Wellington : 12 October, 2019

Thanks to all who helped to make Mataora 2019 a successful event.  Watch this space for updates about plans for next year!

Mataora:  Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is a brand new event exploring a view of medicine and health that values imaginative and philosophical responses along with clinical and scientific thinking.

The inaugural Mataora will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019, and the theme for this year’s event is MIND. Contributors to the immersive day-long programme include writers, theatre practitioners, musicians, scientists, poets, doctors and others coming together to explore the complex and marvellous nature of the mind from a wide variety of perspectives.  Inspired by the successful UK-based Medicine Unboxed we aim to stimulate, provoke and inspire the public, healthcare and policy audiences, and ignite fresh thinking.

The 2019 programme ranges from the latest neuroscience to theatrical, cinematic and restorative justice approaches to mental health, from bodymapping and bicultural concepts of  the mind to creative approaches to doctor-patient engagement, and more.  Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are provided!

Not a conference, nor a festival, rather a dynamic mix of creative performance and conversation with cutting-edge research  and ideas, Mataora: Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is aimed at the public, health-care staff and policy makers. It will be a stimulating, provocative and moving experience for anyone interested in health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mataora will be held in Soundings Theatre at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Register now to take advantage of the significantly reduced earlybird fees, and keep returning to this page to find out more about the programme and participants.

Mā te wā!