Samoan Heritage Artists Day
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|Sat 9 Jun ’12, 10:00am–4:00pm||
Where: Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: Mangere Arts Centre Nga Tohu o Uenuku
Come and take part in a special opportunity to meet with seven master artists from Samoa, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Samoa Independence. This will be a unique experience for the community to explore Samoan heritage arts, find out more and meet the artists.
The artists include tattooist Paul Junior Sulu’ape, supported by assistant Heperona Seiuli; two ‘ie toga (fine mat) weavers, ‘Auomala Folasa-Solo and Savelina Afa’ese; two master carvers, Suimatua Kiripele Umu Alaia who is also a matai and expert orator and Felise Ioane who has many years of expertise in sennit making. The group will be led by Galumalemana Steven Percival, a matai and video maker.
Powhiri starts at 9am.