Tautai Oceania Internship 2020 Applications ON PAUSE!

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Notice of TAUTAI Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Annual General Meeting

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Exhibition: Moana Legacy

Oceania Internships

2020 Oceania Internships

Developing future Pacific arts managers and leaders

In light of COVID-19 and the uncertain times we find ourselves within, Tautai’s beloved Oceania Internship Programme will be postponed for a future date. 

When it is safe to do so, we will reignite this initiative with an ever greater sense of purpose. 

Fa’afetai tele lava to all of the host organisations and potential candidates who applied to take part. We will reach out to to the sector again when the country is in good health

“The Oceania Internships Programme is Tautai’s crowning jewel, now in its seventh year – our alumni continue to go from strength to strength and each year’s intake brings something special to Tautai and the wider arts sector. 
It is important to place the health and wellness of our Pacific communities at the heart of all we do so we are postponing this programme with a commitment to reactivation when it’s safe.”

Courtney Sina Meredith 

Internships are available annually to Pasifika arts practitioners across all disciplines that are keen to build their experience in arts administration.

The Internships are full-time and paid and run for 20 weeks with a national reach.

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification and/or a minimum of three years continuous experience working within the arts.

Six interns were placed throughout arts organisations in Aotearoa in 2019. Presently, all six are still working and creating within the arts in Aotearoa.

For further information please email us.
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AGM 2020

Tautai AGM 2020


TAUTAI Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Annual General Meeting 2020

Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road

Kiribati Association Tautai
West Auckland Kiribati Association
Kiribati Association Tautai
Performance at Tautai First Fridays August 2019
Kiribati Association Tautai
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Kiribati Association Tautai
West Auckland Kiribati Association

Our 2020 AGM meeting is on Monday 2nd March, 6pm in our new Tautai Gallery space.

You are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting on Monday 2nd March at 6pm. The meeting will be held in our new Tautai Gallery space – Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland. All welcome!

AGM related content for download as follows;
AGM Notice of Meeting 2020
Minutes AGM_8Sep18
– Tautai Subscription Form 2020
– Tautai Trustee Nomination Form

For further information please email us.

Mereani Qalaovakawasa Tautai 2019
Artist: Mereani Qalaovakawasa – ‘the spACE betWEen us’ at Blak Dot Gallery, Naarm. 2019.
Mereani Qalaovakawasa Tautai 2019
Artist: Mereani Qalaovakawasa. Detail of video work. 2019
Mereani Qalaovakawasa Tautai 2019
Detail of video work. 2019

Exhibition: Moana Legacy

Moana Legacy marks a moment in the history of Tautai opening its first gallery space.

A group exhibition featuring Ahsin Ahsin, Cora-Allan Wickliffe ft. Kelly Lafaiki, Gina Ropiha, Israel Randell, Mereani Qalovakawasa, Naawie Tutugoro, Rangituhia Hollis and Talia Smith.
Curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe.

Tautai Gallery  May 8th – June 5th 2020.

Moana Legacy is Tautai’s first exhibition in its new gallery space, the show has been developed from an exisitng partnership with Blak Dot Gallery, Naarm (Melbourne) featuring moana artists working in both Aotearoa and Australia. Continuing the conversation in Tautai’s new expanded space in the heart of Auckland, this show offers up assorted approaches to the idea of legacy.

Cora Allan-Wickliffe Kelly Lafaiki Tautai
Artists Cora Allan-Wickliffe and Kelly Lafaiki

As artists of the moana, one often looks back to move forward, contemplating the connections to ancestors and finding a place within a narrative that is as deep as the ocean itself. Our ancestors left behind stories of legend with impressive characters, some continue to shape our contemporary stories of today. 

Gina Rophia Tautai
Artist Gina Rophia

A legacy is the story of someone’s life, it is something that a person leaves behind to be remembered. Legacies are pathways that guide people with their own decision-making – inspiring them to build a legacy of their own.

With this in mind, the artists in this exhibition investigate notions of legacy  and their link to the moana. Featuring photography, installation, video, sculpture, hiapo and painting, Moana Legacy is a celebration of our own legacies and what it means to be an artist of the Pacific

Israel Randell Tautai
Israel Randell. Ake ake ake (whakareretanga).2020

Moana Legacy is an exhibition that marks a moment in the history of Tautai Pacific Arts Trust being the inaugural show within its first gallery space. This transition into a new space allows a new foundation of support to be built for artists, making room for more exciting Pacific activations.

Ashin Ashin Tautai
Artist Ashin Ashin
Naawie Tutugoro
Naawie Tutugoro at Blak Dot Gallery in Naarm, Melbourne
Mereani Qalaovakawasa Tautai 2019
Mereani Qalaovakawasa – Artists Talk at Blak Dot Gallery, Naarm. 2019.

Exhibition details: Tautai Gallery  May 8th – June 5th 2020.
For further information please email us 
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Rangitihua Hollis Tautai
Rangitihua Hollis. 2020