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Story Telling Through Tukutuku Workshop

Story Telling Through Tukutuku Workshop

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  • Wed 15 Jun, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 2 Jul, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


The Incubator Gallery & Studios, The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Subsidised: $10.00
  • Full Price: $75.00

Ngawaiata has a subsidised workshop and a full-price workshop available. Bookings for all full price workshops are open now and you may book into as many as you wish. The subsidised workshops are only open to book 10 days prior to the workshop and bookings are limited to one subsidised workshop per person.

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
What: Story Telling through Tukutuku

Workshop One:
Date: Wednesday, 15th June
Where: The Artery
Cost: $10
Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30pm

Workshop Two:
Date: Saturday, 2nd July
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Incubator
Cost: $75

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.

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