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Ipu Moana: Tapa and tīvaivai

Terms 3 and 4, Mon - Fri

Students explore two renowned Pacific arts – tapa and tīvaivai, tracing the origins of tapa through cultural, botanical, linguistic and archaeological evidence.

Manu by Cook Islands tivaivai artist Tungane Broadbent.

Students
Years 1 - 8, maximum 30 students
Cost
$8 per student
Availability
Terms 3 and 4, Mon - Fri
Venue
Onsite
New Zealand Curriculum
The arts: levels 1 - 4
Social sciences: levels 1 - 4
Related galleries
Pacific Lifeways, Masterpieces

 

Explore two renowned Pacific arts – tapa and tīvaivai. Students will trace the origins of tapa through cultural, botanical, linguistic and archaeological evidence, and learn about the impact of European quilting on tapa making in east Polynesia.

Learners will discover the special place that art holds in Pacific cultures, and how contemporary artists are inspired by cultural traditions. Using stencils, rubbings, collage and drawing, they will create their own artworks inspired by tapa and tīvaivai.