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July, 2020

Sat11Jul1:00 pm3:00 pmBark Cloth Art Workshop| Central City Library1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Auckland Central City LibraryType:Art,Free,School holidaysWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

tapa cloth art


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Auckland Central City Library

44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Event Details

Masi, ngatu, hiapo, siapo, tapa, kapa – there are as many ways to decorate bark cloth as there are Moana islands.

Join Auckland Central City Library to create designs from around the Pacific, using different techniques including stencilling, rubbing, printing and painting. The final part of the workshop will be for participants to work on a large collaborative masi.

Wear clothes for painting or bring a smock.

Event takes place in the Atrium on the second floor. No food or drink (except water) is allowed on the second floor.

This event ties in with the Waitui Ātea Saltwater Realm exhibition on the second floor of the library.

Image: A catalogue of the different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook. London, 1787. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections.