Uncover the wealthy tradition and customs of the Pacific at
Lalaga Pasifika, on at Govett-Brewster Artwork Gallery | Len Lye
Centre this Saturday.
That is Taranaki’s first ever
Pacific cultural occasion and brings collectively a variety of
conventional and modern artistic practices by Pacific
The free, full-day occasion is an opportunity for
folks to find and expertise artwork, dance, conventional
tatau, weaving and lei making, and listen to from the artists
working in these fields.
“The variety of Pacific
folks in Taranaki is rising quickly, up 37 % between
the 2013 and 2018 census to virtually 1000,” says Gallery
Director Zara Stanhope.
“We wish to acknowledge
Aotearoa’s place as a Pacific nation and the
Gallery’s position in supporting, showcasing and sharing
modern artwork and artists and beginning conversations
about place and folks,” Zara says.
The Gallery has
labored with Inventive New Zealand and Taranaki Vaimoana
Charitable Belief to develop and ship the occasion, which was
initially to have been run in March however like many occasions,
was postponed because of Covid restrictions.
Zealand funding has enabled the Gallery to work with
Ngāmotu artist and neighborhood organiser Theresa Tongi to
develop the programme and strengthen relationships between
the Gallery and Taranaki’s Pasifika neighborhood and
“Lalaga is a pan-Pacific idea which means
‘to weave’ and this occasion is about bringing collectively the
many alternative strands of Pasifika tradition expressed via
artwork varieties – each conventional and modern, inside our
distinctive setting that’s Taranaki,” says Theresa.
programme for the day is as follows. Past the opening
ceremony, all occasions are free and open to
Saturday 28 Could 2022
Ngāmotu Samoan Weavers demonstration
Samoan dance workshop with Ella Loheni-Stancil
Tatau demonstration with artist Tyla Vaeau
exploration of Pacific bark material processes with makers of
Ngāmotu Samoan Weavers current lei making and
crafts demonstrations, weaving of conventional iē
1pm Samoan Siva dance workshop with Ella
1.30pm Free movie: Marks of Mana –
uncover the ins and outs of the Samoan Tatau with this 55
3pm Talanoa – Open Artist Speak:
Artists Tufuga Ta Tatau, Tyla Vaeau and Ella Loheni-Stancil
have dialog round The Malu – conventional feminine tatau
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