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Storytelling Through Tukutuku

Wednesday 15 June 2022


Adult $10


Wed 15 June, 18:30-20:30


The Artery - The Incubator Creative Village, 159 17th Ave, Tauranga

This is a contemporary take and introduction on the traditional Māori art form of tukutuku. We hope to inspire you to come along and weave and tell your story through tukutuku. Tukutuku are found in Wharenui (meeting house). The walls are adorned with tukutuku panels, each telling stories of our ancestors.

Tutor: Ngawaiata Sellars

Tukutuku are made with various materials such as natural fibres like kiekie and pingao, that are then traditionally dyed with flora and fauna native to Aotearoa. We will have some of these materials on display at the workshop so you can see and feel the different textures and familiarise something new. The patterns of tukutuku have symbolic meanings, in this workshop you will learn the basics and go home with a handout to continue creating at home.

Please note: You are only allowed to be booked into one subsidised workshop. Booking system will go live 10 days prior to the workshop starting. If you are unable to make the workshop please let us know immediately so we can let someone else go instead.

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