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Check out some of the highlights from Tyla Vaeau’s talanoa with FotuoSamoa Jody Jackson about the art of tatau.

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Photo Gallery: Tā ina o le Tatau + Talanoa

Fa’afetai tele lava to Tyla Vaeau and FotuoSamoa Jody Jackson for their beautiful talanoa on the art of tatau last Saturday!

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Check out highlights from Kava-noa!

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Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti | Public Programmes
Join us for a talanoa with Tyla Vaeau about the art of tatau.

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Check out some of the highlights from Jaimie Waititi’s artist talk and publication launch for ‘ReMoanafication: Time is a space’.

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We were honoured to host Jaimie Waititi’s artist talk and manifesto launch of ‘ReMoanafication: Time is a space’.

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Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes
Join us for an artist talk and publication launch for Jaimie Waititi’s ‘ReMoanification:Time is a space’. Exploring the themes of the text with a guest.

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Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes
Tyla Vaeau will be presenting the art of tatau within the gallery space. Join a talanoa about the politics and perceptions of tatau.

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Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes
Join Jasmine Tuiā accompanied by her good friend and artist Eric Soakai to sit, stitch and kava-noa.
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

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Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Check out what dates DJ Linda T. will be activating her work ➡️

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One of our fantastic public programmes we hosted as part of Voyagers was Pele live in concert!

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Watch the highlights from Pele Gilles’ live concert at Tautai Gallery! It was a wonderful afternoon filled with fāmili, kai and music.

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Join us for an incredible morning of talanoa and experience our current exhibition  Voyagers: The Niu World  with the show’s curators and artists Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies.

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A performance not to be missed! Pele delighted and amazed those at the Voyagers: The Niu World opening, playing a selection of classical works and his own compositions.

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Across two Saturdays, Sulieti hosted workshops on how to make Kiekie, a traditional Tongan garment to be worn around the waist. We learnt how to weave these adornments from scratch whilst enjoying beautiful kai, coffee and chit chat.

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Over two exclusive, hands-on workshops, spend the morning with Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows MNZM and make your own kiekie.

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Tautai invites all tertiary students to experience our current exhibition VOYAGERS – The Niu World with the show’s curators and artists Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies.

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Reflecting on our incredible relaunch of First Fridays held in our new Tautai Gallery space for the first time amongst our current Moana Legacy exhibition.

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First Fridays Aug 2020

Join us for an evening of inter-generational talanoa and performance featuring Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Naawie Tutugoro, Luc Tutugoro and Diggy Dupé hosted by Teokotai Paitai

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Tatau Talanoa Highlight Video

Check out some of the highlights from Tyla Vaeau’s talanoa with FotuoSamoa Jody Jackson about the art of tatau. 


Tyla and Jody discussed the cultural significance and social history of tatau in Samoa in an intimate afternoon talanoa. Tyla also shared her background and experiences as a female tatau practitioner who has been gifted the ‘au and is being trained as a tufuga tatatau under the Sa Su’a dynasty.

“Our practice of tatau is unbroken. Even with Christianity, colonisation, all of those things, our practice has remained a strong part of our culture – through all the ups and downs.”

Tyla Vaeau


Video by NoSix


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Photo Gallery: Tā ina o le Tatau + Talanoa

Fa’afetai tele lava to Tyla Vaeau and FotuoSamoa Jody Jackson for their beautiful talanoa on the art of tatau last Saturday!

We enjoyed hearing from Tyla and Jody about the cultural significance and social history of tatau in Samoa in an intimate afternoon talanoa.Tyla also shared her background and experiences as a female tatau practitioner who has been gifted the ‘au and is being trained as a tufuga tatatau under the Sa Su’a dynasty.

Fa’afetai to everyone who came along and to those who contributed to the discussion. 


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Kava-noa Highlights Video

Check out highlights from Kava-noa!

Led by Moana Waiwai, Moana Pati artist Jasmine Tuiā, Kava-noa was a workshop dedicated to stitching, talanoa, kava, and connection.

Fa’afetai tele lava to Eric Soakai for preparing the kava on the day and helping to facilitate the workshop! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay tuned on upcoming programmes and events! Or sign up to our mailing list to get event direct to your inbox.

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Video by NoSix


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

EVENT: Tā ina o le tatau – The Talanoa

Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Join us for a talanoa with Tyla Vaeau about the art of tatau.

Bringing this intimate practice into a public, gallery setting, Tyla will share insights into an art form that is an integral part of social and cultural identity throughout the Pacific.

Tyla is an acclaimed tatau practitioner, artist, and researcher, known for her unique ability to combine the contemporary with the traditional in her art. She emphases the importance of talanoa when it comes to her practice – her tattoos are more than just pictures, they symbolise one’s background and their identity.

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When: Saturday 14 August, 3:00pm
Where: Tatuai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
FREE EVENT – All welcome!

Artist Talk: Jaimie Waititi “Chew Your Words”

Check out some of the highlights from Jaimie Waititi’s artist talk and publication launch for ‘ReMoanafication: Time is a space’.

Jaimie and guest speaker Jessica Palalagi engaged in talanoa about the creation of ‘ReMoanification’ as well as the inspirations behind Jaimie’s written and visual practices.

It started off with tikanga really, so things that I wanted to embody to reconnect with my culture that was outside of the marae or kapa haka or my ‘reo”

JAIMIE WAITITI

Video by NoSix


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Chew Your Words: Photo Gallery

Take a look at our photo gallery from Jaimie Waititi’s public programme ‘Chew Your Words’

We were honoured to host Jaimie Waititi’s artist talk and manifesto launch of ‘ReMoanafication: Time is a space’.  

Ngā mihi to Jaimie and guest speaker Jessica Palalagi who facilitated an incredible korero about ReMoanafication / ReIndigenisation / ReMāorification – a repositioning for Moana artists to centre tīpuna as a form of reclaiming sovereignty.

Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery until September 25th.


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery until September 25th.


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

EVENT: Chew Your Words

Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Join us for an artist talk and publication launch for Jaimie Waititi’s ReMoanafication: Time is a space. Jaimie will explore and discuss ReMoanafication/ReIndigenisation/ReMāorification with a guest.

‘ReMoanafication’ is a repositioning for Moana artists to centre tīpuna as a form of reclaiming sovereignty. ReMoanafication: Time is a space is presented in two modes: on Tautai’s public Moana Wall on East Street; and, now, as a print and digital publication to be launched at this event.  


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WHERE: Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
WHEN: Thursday 15th July, 6:30pm
FREE Event – All Welcome! Food and drink provided.


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery until September 25th.


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

EVENT: Tā ina o le Tatau

Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Tyla Vaeau will be periodically presenting the art of tatau within the gallery space. These sessions are unscheduled, you may happen upon a session at any time throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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WHERE: Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
WHEN: Saturday 14th August, 3pm
FREE Event – All Welcome! Food and drink provided.

EVENT: Kava-noa

Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Join Jasmine Tuiā accompanied by her good friend and artist Eric Soakai to sit, stitch and kava-noa. Kava-noa is a mix of kava and talanoa; “noa” also implies openness and balance.

Jasmine’s work Folau pea speaks of talanoa as a key element in her process of making. Talanoa remembers relationships to a time as well as people and place. Through this process, the collective is acknowledged in her work. Kava is a well-known Pacific beverage made out of kava roots, and used in ceremonies and group gatherings. In sharing kava with we create and Talanoa, we remember a space and time that helps us continue our individual and collective practices.

For this event, we will use fabric as an alternative to tapa. Like tapa, and other textiles, we can think of fabric as a time/memory capsule. We can stitch items, signs, objects or any subjects onto it, and it will become a tangible representation of your experience of a time and place. Participants are welcome to take their embroideries home or gift each other a piece after the workshop.

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WHERE: Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
WHEN: Friday 23rd July, 1pm – 3pm
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, please book your place by emailing programmes@tautai.org

Lue with DJ Linda T.

Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti | Public Programmes

Tuāfale Tanoa’i aka DJ Linda T. will be activating her work Chasing Chaka during the exhibition. Come along and dance, move n’ lue to some classic beats! Check out what dates DJ Linda T. will be activating her work ➡️

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WHERE: Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
WHEN: Keep an eye on our socials for dates, 3-4pm
FREE Event – All Welcome!


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery until September 25th.


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Photo Gallery: Pele Gillies Live at Tautai

One of our fantastic public programmes we hosted as part of Voyagers was Pele live in concert! It was a wonderful afternoon filled with fāmili, kai and music and it was great to see everyone come and support this remarkable young performer – we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Pele.

For further information please email us
Tautai.org  #tautai4lyfe

Pele Gillies in Concert

Watch the highlights from Pele Gilles’ live concert at Tautai Gallery! It was a wonderful afternoon filled with fāmili, kai and music and it was great to see everyone come and support this remarkable young performer – we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Pele

This week is your last chance to see the Voyagers: The Niu World at Tautai Gallery! Make sure to come in between Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm or Saturday 11am – 4pm to get a glimpse of the magic!

Video by NoSix

For further information please email us
Tautai.org  #tautai4lyfe

Voyagers: Artist Talk

Join us for an incredible morning of talanoa and experience our current exhibition  Voyagers: The Niu World  with the show’s curators and artists Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies.  

Voyagers: Artist Talk
Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows at Tautai Gallery

A final chance to hear from these incredible artists and gain a deeper insight into their work as they discuss the process of developing the show.  Sulieti and Tui will take you on a journey through the gallery, explaining their art and the inspiration behind each piece.   

Sulieti and Tui will also treat us to a taste of making and working with tapa.   

One last chance to talanoa with these incredible women as we draw near to the final days of  Voyagers: The Niu World.  

Artist Talk | Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies 
When: Saturday 15 May, 11am–12pm              
Where:
Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland  
FREE EVENT

For further information please email us
Tautai.org  #tautai4lyfe

Pele Gillies live at Tautai

A performance not to be missed!

Pele Gillies live at Tautai

The artworks of Voyagers: The Niu World are a vivid celebration of intergenerational creativity. Mother and daughter artist team Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies created their stunning ngatu (tapa paintings) accompanied by the music of Tui’s son Pele Gillies, an extraordinary young pianist who provided constant inspiration.

Pele delighted and amazed those at the Voyagers: The Niu World opening, playing a selection of classical works and his own compositions. His talent on the piano took life amongst the artworks, representing the third generation involved in this creative enterprise – the music enhancing the connection to fāmili, bringing together the artistry of each family member – in isolation, together, a multi-layered connection of creativity, joy and imagination.

Join us on Saturday 8 May for an afternoon with Pele Gillies, as he treats us to a live piano performance, bringing his distinctive verve and zeal to the gallery. Gather your aiga for the opportunity to catch this budding young pianist and composer at the very dawn of what we know will be a remarkable life in the arts.

Head to the Facebook event page and click “going” to RSVP


Pele Gillies live at Tautai as part of VOYAGERS: The Niu World
When: Saturday 8 May, 2pm
Where: Tautai Gallery, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Light refreshments provided


For further information please email us
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Kiekie Masterclass Round Up

What an incredible few weeks we have had at Sulieti’s Kiekie Masterclass!

Across two Saturdays, Sulieti hosted workshops on how to make Kiekie, a traditional Tongan garment to be worn around the waist. We learnt how to weave these adornments from scratch whilst enjoying beautiful kai, coffee and chit chat. Mālō ‘aupito to Sulieti for facilitating these masterclasses, to the participants and to our Ngāue ‘Ofa volunteers for all their help over the last two weeks!

We can’t wait to host more workshops in the future, watch this space!


Voyagers – The Niu World is on at Tautai Gallery until May 22, 2021
Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tues – Fri)
11am – 4pm (Saturday)


For further information please email us 
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Kiekie Masterclass

Over two exclusive, hands-on workshops, spend the morning with Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows MNZM and make your own kiekie.

Kiekie Masterclass

A longstanding cultural tradition that is unique to Tonga, kiekie are ornamental garments worn around the waist. Highly decorative and incorporating a variety of natural and manmade materials, kiekie are worn as a sign of respect and connect the wearer to ancestors and tradition.

Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows learnt nimamea’a from her mother and aunts when growing up Falevai in the Vava’u Island group of Tonga. Since moving to New Zealand as a young woman, Sulieti found, as did others in the Pacific diaspora, that traditional materials were not easily available and adapted to using what she could find here.

Using locally sourced materials, join Sulieti and learn to make your own kiekie in the setting of current exhibition Voyagers: The Niu World at Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.This workshop takes place over two Saturday sessions – please make sure you’re available for both sessions before signing up. Limited spaces available.

To reserve your space phone (09) 375 1665 or email programmes@tautai.org
Head to the Facebook event page for more info.


Voyagers – The Niu World is on at Tautai Gallery until May 22, 2021
Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tues – Fri)
11am – 4pm (Saturday)


Tautai.org
#tautai4lyfe

Tertiary Tour: Voyagers

Tertiary Tour: Voyagers

Si’oto’ofa! 

Tautai invites all tertiary students to experience our current exhibition
VOYAGERS: The Niu World with the show’s curators and artists Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies. Learn about the process of developing the show, get to know the artists and gain a deeper insight into their works. It will also be a chance to talanoa with the artists and other students.

WHEN: Thursday 25 March 2021, 11am
WHERE: Tautai Gallery, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd
Light refreshments provided

Head to our Facebook event page and click ‘going’ to RSVP

For further information please email us 
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First Fridays August Highlight Reel

First Fridays August was an amazing evening of inter-generational talanoa and performance.

Featuring Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Naawie Tutugoro, Luc Tutugoro, Diggy Dupe, hosted by Teokotai Paitai


“Our monthly meeting of minds – First Fridays. Where we share our own stories, sing our own songs and imagine our own futures…”

– Courtney Sina Meredith, Tautai Director

Video by No Six

For more information please email us
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First Fridays August 2020

FIRST FRIDAYS IS BACK!

Join us for an evening of inter-generational talanoa and performance.

Featuring Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Naawie Tutugoro, Luc Tutugoro and Diggy Dupé.

Hosted by Teokotai Paitai


Sneak a peak at our incredible line-up for the evening!

Teokotai Paitai First Fridays Aug 2020

Teokotai Paitai (MC)
Arts Pasifika Lover | @taimeans1

Ta’i is 3 cups Cook Islands, a tablespoon Samoan and a shot of fine Scotch.
Ta’i is born, raised, schooled, and still living in Ponsonby where his family arrived in the early 1950s.
Ta’i is situated within Arts Pasifika here in Aotearoa. His background is in Performing Arts and he has woven a fine mat that embodies working alongside and for, many of his favourite artists and arts practitioners, across most genres.
Tai is 53 years old, 6ft of fabulous Dad body and is the A.G.E in savage

Cora-Allan Wickliffe
Multi-disciplinary artist | @coraallan.wickliffe

Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, originally from Waitakere. In recent years her practice has focused on her efforts to revive the art form of Hiapo, prior to this she completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design in Performance from AUT (2013), also receiving a AUT Postgraduate Deans award for her research. Her work is a part of major collections including The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Wallace Arts Trust. 

Naawie Tutugoro
Multi-dsciplinary artist | @astonishing_coco_puff

Born to a Kanak father and Anglo-Argentinian/European mother, Naawie Tutugoro is a Tāmaki Makaurau-born multi-disciplinary artist. Her practice comprises site-specific works that illuminate negotiations of place and space specific to the urban Pasifika experience. Tutugoro is currently living on Waiheke island, and has exhibited throughout Tāmaki Makaurau.

Her father Luc Tutugoro is a Kanak artist and activist.

Diggy Dupé
Artist | @diggydupe

Diggy Dupé has come a long way from the teenage days of making music with his cousin ReddxRozaay, using the most basic of tools that included a Motorola phone and singstar microphone. A finalist for Best Hip Hop Act at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards for his 2018 EP Island Time, the talented rapper is set to release his full-length debut That’s Me, That’s Team on 28 August.


First Fridays August | 7 August, 6pm | Level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd


For further information please Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

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