2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium

2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium

The beating of aute, or tapa, is a heartbeat that resounds across the ocean of Kiwa. The harakeke of Aotearoa, symbolising family, acknowledges the relationship of the Pacific people as one, through weaving. These genealogical and material connections will be explored at the inaugural 2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium, hosted by Te Papa.

Whatu Raranga a Kiwa, Understanding and Uniting Māori and Pacific Textiles
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June 2011, Te Papa

You are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words on the theme of ‘Whatu Raranga a Kiwa, Understanding and Uniting Māori and Pacific Textiles’. We look forward to receiving thought-provoking and inspirational papers that will encourage discussion and unite people’s passion for textiles.

For more information see the website: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/allevents/Pages/MaoriandPacificTextileSymposium.aspx

3 Responses

  1. Safua

    Thank you Pauline and Meralda for joining us! It was a wonderful event bringing artists, curators, museum professionals and interested groups together.

    Warmest regards

  2. Meralda

    This was a dream of a life time for me. Thank you all for a wonderful experience and for the warmest reception to Pitcairn Island Tapa making. especially the encouragement for our future generation.

    Meralda Warren

  3. Pauline

    This was a wonderful event, I hope that Te Papa hosts more of these symposiums. Thought provoking and a great initiative by Te Papa!


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