Free with museum entry | Bookings essential
21-23 OCT, 2023, 10AM

Join artist Ebonie Fifita and her friends as they practice tauaki, a cherished tradition from Tonga. On a hot sunny day, they unfold treasured tapa cloths stored in their family homes, allowing them to breathe, tending to them, and refolding them with additional layers of shared stories.

Event Schedule

  • Special Tauaki Session:** Bring your own cloths and learn together.
  • Date: Sunday, October 22
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cost: FREE (Bookings required)

Ebonie will also welcome you to observe and join in conversations with her and her friends as they unfold, care for, and learn from these cloths. This event aims to inform and enrich relationships for ongoing collaborations.

Cloths being cared for during this time include:

  • A ngatu that serves the Point England Kindergarten community
  • Ngatu from the homes of friends in Maui, Taranaki, Whangarei, Whakaoriori, and Tamaki
  • Ceremonial ngatu belonging to family
  • Intriguing siapo, masi, lafi, and ngatu generously borrowed from Andrew Pendergrast at KIWA Art.

Bookings and Information

  • Bookings are required for the special tauaki session.
  • Please email an image of your cloth and any relevant information to if possible.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.

Come and share in this unique cultural experience with Ebonie Fifita and her friends. Join us for a day of unfolding, caring, and learning from these treasured cloths.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 13 October 2023