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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