Indigenous Art – Tatau

A dedicated Indigenous Space

This year we are doing something new and exciting to acknowledge the significant contributions of indigenous peoples worldwide to restoration of their tattoo practices.

With the support of Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust we are able to offer for the first time, a dedicated Indigenous Space to host an inaugural profiling of tangata whenua (Māori) and indigenous nations at the festival.

Internationally renowned, leading artists of tattoo and culture from Aotearoa, Tahiti, Marquesas, Borneo, Taiwan, Japan, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Melanesia, Hawaii, Philippines and more, are invited to celebrate their tatau, art and dance traditions within this space.

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Tatau I Moorea 2018

Images courtesy of J Espanola from the Tatau i Moorea Festival 2018

INDIGENOUS ART – TATAU AT TATTOO & ART EXTRAVAGANZA

Indigenous Artists

Spaces will be arranged according to tangata whenua Maori and individual indigenous nations.

This area is offered exclusive to indigenous artists practicing their tatau/tattoo
traditions.

Booth Options

You still have a choice of separate enclosed booths within your indigenous space

20% discount is offered for more open collaborative indigenous space (less display walls but lighting, platforms etc as required)

20% discount is offered for studio with contemporary space bookings that additionally require indigenous space.

Indigenous Art Practices

Profiling your indigenous art practices, dance and costume as a collective is encouraged and we want to accommodate this – contact us if you have any special requirements or further questions

A performance stage will be available and other educational opportunities are envisaged.

Sponsored Costs

We will be headlining 3 to 4 indigenous artists within this space with sponsored costs.

Collaborative input

There will be opportunity to have visual input into your nation space through collaboration with local artists during the pre-festival gathering.

Indigenous Arts Festival Week

In the week leading up to the festival Māori artists and the local iwi are inviting those indigenous artists registered for the Tatau Tā moko area to a hosted marae live-in experience of shared indigenous art, music, culture and tattoo traditions.

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Registration

Please fill in the booth enquiry and nominate your main nation/culture of representation. Early Bird registration will help us ensure that we can keep a space for you (limited spaces) so we can keep you informed as to the artists participating. 

Please indicate your registration to INDIGENOUS, TATAU – TĀ MOKO category on the registration form.

Registration for indigenous space entitles each artist access to the indigenous and/or Tā moko festival week.


REGISTER FOR INDIGENOUS; TATAU – TĀ MOKO

Acknowledging the significant contributions of indigenous peoples worldwide to restoration of their tattoo practices. Registering to the Indigenous arts category carries many benefits to your group.

Indigenous first nation spaces within an indigenous area featuring generous spaces, separate stage, headline artists, art making, tatau prizes. Discounts available for multiple and shared spaces.

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza will be a culmination of a week-long events happening around the city, celebrating indigenous arts and cultures.

REGISTRATION

TE MOANA A TOI

A full programme will be available closer to time.
DATES EVENT PROGRAMME
5TH to 7TH APRIL WĀNANGA TĀ MOKO

Available to registered Indigenous Tā Moko practitioners

Tā moko practitioners in wananga-a-marae to share matauranga, korero, waiata, moteatea
and modern practices.

7TH to 12TH APRIL WĀNANGA TATAU

Available to registered Indigenous Tā Moko and Tatau Practitioners

Māori tā moko and indigenous first nation tatau artists gathered together, live-in on the marae to workshop, and share culture and traditions.

12TH to 14TH APRIL TATTOO & ART EXTRAVAGANZA Indigenous nations within a dedicated indigenous space sharing tatau, dance and cultural traditions with festival visitors.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about Indigenous Arts, Tatau - Tā moko, please send them through our dedicated form.