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 (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
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.
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.
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