Paopao: The Art of Māori Tapa, 2019, Arapeta Ashton

Paopao: the art of Māori tapa

AccessibleSouth Auckland

Saturday 12 October, 11am-2pm


Nathan Homestead

70 Hill Road, Manurewa

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Tickets $5


Bookings are required

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09 267 0180


Event details

Paopao is an interactive demonstration of the art of Māori Tapa by the artist Arapeta Ashton.

Creating an interface with the community at Nathan Homestead, the demonstration shares kĊrero and oral histories.

Participants will experience what has been a dormant practice until the present day.

This demonstration focuses on the whakapapa, the genealogy of the practice and its rich history navigating back to Moana nui a Kiwa, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia.

The completed Tapa will be on display at Nathan Homestead for the duration of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

Brought to you by Nathan Homestead

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