Ipu Moana: Tapa and tīvaivai
Students explore two renowned Pacific arts – tapa and tīvaivai, tracing the origins of tapa through cultural, botanical, linguistic and archaeological evidence.
- Years 1 - 8, maximum 30 students
- $8 per student
- Terms 3 and 4, Mon - Fri
- 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.