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We had such an incredible night celebrating and hosting our community at the opening of the MOANA WALL! A collaboration between Tautai and Link Alliance. https://youtu.be/wCRbMgHAINs Check out the incredible work of Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Kurene, on show ...

We had such an incredible night celebrating and hosting our community at the opening of the MOANA WALL! A collaboration between ...

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Photo Gallery: Moana Wall

Ni sa bula!  On behalf of Tautai we want to thank you all for making the opening of the MOANA WALL such an incredible experience and special occasion!

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Natasha and Hōhua talk about their epic 60m site-specific artwork ‘Inside the wave are ocean bodies’, the first exhibition to be shown on the Moana Wall. – 531pi

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Witness the connection between artists Hōhua Kurene and Natasha Ratuva and how that collaboration translated into an epic 60m site-specific work Inside the wave are ocean bodies, curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe.

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Meet the Artist: Natasha Ratuva

Raised in Fiji, multi-media creative Natasha is one of the two artists behind Tautai x Link Alliance’s MOANA WALL

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Meet the Artist: Hōhua Ropate Kurene

Pōneke born photographer and multi-media artist Hōhua, is one of two creatives behind Tautai x Link Alliance’s project the MOANA WALL

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Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust and Link Alliance are proud to present the MOANA WALL.

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Moana Wall Opening Highlight Reel

We had such an incredible night celebrating and hosting our community at the opening of the MOANA WALL!

A collaboration between Tautai and Link Alliance.


Check out the incredible work of Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Kurene, on show now!
Inside the wave are ocean bodies| Dec 2020 – Apr 2021



“WELCOME TO THE FUTURE – you have finally arrived where we have always been – and it is breathtakingly beautiful.”

– Courtney Sina Meredith



Moana Wall curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe
Video by No Six

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Photo Gallery: Moana Wall

Ni sa bula!  On behalf of Tautai we want to thank you all for making the opening of the MOANA WALL such an incredible experience and special occasion! 

Check out the photo gallery’s below!

Fa’afetai lava to our matua Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua. Thank you for your continuous support and blessing us with your spiritual guidance.  Fakafetai to our brilliant MC Daedae who commanded the stage with so much poise and grace and all of our speakers!

We’d like to acknowledge our amazing SALTWATER / Interconnectivity artists Te Ara and Telly and curators Kat & Giles who joined the celebrations and came to support after their artist talk at Tautai Gallery.

Fakaue lahi to our spectacular artists Natasha & Hōhua and curator Cora-Allan for creating the very first exhibition for the Moana Wall – ‘Inside the wave are ocean bodies’. The calibre of work you have created transcends time, worlds and oceans and we’re so happy to be part of your journey in this special project!  

Malo ‘aupito to our incredible performers – Samara Alofa, Church & AP and DJ Al’goodie on the decks! Each of you created the most epic vibe and the kept everyone in the highest spirits on Friday night! 

Meitaki ma’ata to our amazing caterers – Fob BBQ, Boil-up Crew, Ika Bowl and Blue Rose! The Pasifika & Māori cuisine was undeniably a highlight of the night! Thank you for filling our bellies with that soul food! 

We are so grateful to our friends, family and community that showed up to support and look forward to making more memories together on the Tautai vaka!  

Finally, thank you to the Link Alliance team and the beautiful partnership we have created from 2020-2023 to highlight the excellence of our Moana artists and share our culture on a public platform in the heart of Auckland City!  

All Photos by Isoa Kavakimotu


Inside the wave are ocean bodies is featuring on the Moana Wall until April 2021


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Moana Wall x 531pi

Natasha and Hōhua talk about their epic 60m site-specific artwork ‘Inside the wave are ocean bodies’, the first exhibition to be shown on the Moana Wall.

Video by 531pi
Published online 3 December 2020 (source)

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Presenting: MOANA WALL

Witness the connection between artists Hōhua Kurene and Natasha Ratuva and how that collaboration translated into an epic 60m site-specific work Inside the wave are ocean bodies, curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe.

“We had to look inward, into our anatomy, into our limbs, into our breathing, into our organs and you’ll see that on the wall.” – Hōhua Kurene


Inside the waves are ocean bodies by Natasha Ratuva & Hōhua Kurene is on show until April 2021 at the Moana Wall


Video by: No Six

For further information please email us.
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Meet the Artist: Natasha Ratuva

Natasha Ratuva

Raised in Fiji, multi-media creative Natasha is one of the two artists behind Tautai x Link Alliance’s MOANA WALL

Titled Inside The Wave Are Ocean Bodies will be the first mural displayed on the Moana Wall by Hōhua Ropate Kurene and Natasha Ratuva. Curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe, this piece will be able to be viewed from the East St Hoardings from
4 December 2020 – April 2021

MOANA WALL | NATASHA RATUVA
Photograph by Hōhua Ropate Kurene, 2020

Ni sa bula vinaka, Natasha Ratuva (her/she) is an Indigenous digital artist and creative from Naioti, Kadavu and Bua on her maternal side. She was born and raised in Fiji and came to Tāmaki in 2012. Natasha is honoured to work in Aotearoa and celebrates her ancient ties to tangata whenua as Moana peoples. Creating as an unconquerable sum of both beautiful lineages, she is eternally grateful for her place amongst her ancestors past, present and future that are constantly referred to in her creative work. Natasha gives a special vinaka vakalevu to her parents and brothers Joji and Jone, who she learns from everyday and together share in the feast of their ancestral knowledge.

Natasha Online:
Instagram: dotnut2014

More Information:
MOANA WALL, 4 December 2020 – April 2021

For further information please email us.
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Meet the Artist: Hōhua Ropate Kurene

Hōhua Ropate Kurene

Pōneke born photographer and multi-media artist Hōhua, is one of two creatives behind Tautai x Link Alliance’s project the
MOANA WALL

Titled Inside The Wave Are Ocean Bodies will be the first mural displayed on the Moana Wall by Hōhua Ropate Kurene and Natasha Ratuva. Curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe, this piece will be able to be viewed from the East St Hoardings from
4 December 2020 – April 2021

MOANA WALL | Hohua Kurene
Photograph by Hohua Kurene, 2020

Talofa Lava, Hōhua Ropate Kurene (he/him) is a queer Indigenous artist specialising in photography, multimedia design & creative writing. He is of mixed Samoan, Māori & Afro-European heritage. Originally born in Porirua, Hōhua was raised in his Father’s village Luatuanu’u Samoa, and later in his Mother’s birthplace Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. Hōhua currently calls Tāmaki Makaurau his home under the guidance of his Arts Aiga the Fafswag Arts Collective and wider Tāmaki Whanau. 

Hōhua Online:
Instagram: hohua

More Information:
MOANA WALL, 4 December 2020 – April 2021

For further information please email us.
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

Exhibition: Moana Wall

MOANA WALL

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust and Link Alliance are proud to present the MOANA WALL.

An outdoor exhibition space located on East Street’s hoardings surrounding the Karangahape Station construction site. Tautai will curate and project manage the outdoor exhibitions from 2020 – 2023. The 70m hoardings will be transformed into the MOANA WALL using the existing infrastructure as a canvas that highlights contemporary Pasifika artists and celebrates the diverse community of Karangahape Road.

The MOANA WALL aims to highlight a significant era of Karangahape Road’s history and its lasting connection to Pasifika communities today.

The grand opening will be held on Friday 4 December celebrating its first exhibition Inside the wave are ocean bodies by artists Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Ropate Kurene, curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe. The exhibition will remain until April 2021.

‘This new site specific work is an exploration of the crucial mechanisms that inform our connections as Moana communities. Through photographic, digital media and poetry Hōhua and Natasha created a narrative that celebrates the connections of their Fiji, Samoan and Māori whakapapa.’

On Friday 4 December we will reveal the MOANA WALL to the public for the first time, followed by an evening of outdoor festivities on East Street which includes food stalls, live performances and more!

For further information please email us.
Tautai.org #tautai4lyfe

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