Tyla Vaeau is a tatau practitioner, artist and researcher of Samoan (Salea’aumua and Safune) and Palagi descent, based in Grey Lynn, Aukilani. Over the years Tyla has developed a strong knowledge and practice of Samoan and Pasifika tatau that is rooted in the customary practices of the past. In her interview, Tyla explains the importance of showcasing tatau within a gallery setting.
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Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th