Te ‘Au o Tagaloa

This collaborative project held it’s finale on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Following on from the successful Matariki series last year with Nafanua, Te ‘Au o Tagaloa closed a week of workshops. The week itself featured tatau, tapa making and Pacific fono.

The week was well supported by the local community, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Te Puni Kōkiri and Tairāwhiti Museum.

Included with this post are photos of our rangatahi and kaumatua performing. Once again my primary role was to produce visual imagery for the background.  But I also did the costumes, marketing, financial management and funding applications, because I’m awesome and can do everything. Lol!

This piece is a homage to Pele – Creator of New Lands:

Nafanua

This was a family event that took place during a Matariki series of workshops.

The story of Nafanua – Samoa’s Bat Goddess – was told through dance.

This was a collaborative project with Malia Patea-Taylor, Isobel Te Rauna and Tautua Arts.

My primary role was to produce several digital images for projection while our kids danced. I also worked on the costumes, marketing and general get-it-done person.

Behold the Bat Signal!