Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


A taste of the Ono – Pacific Arts Festival

Press release 20 January 2006 2 pages

A taste of the Ono – Pacific Arts Festival

From traditional tattooists to a once-only performance by a 25-guitar orchestra, this year’s Ono – Pacific Arts Festival from 1 to 4 February promises another unique package of Pasifika arts.

Core-funded by the Christchurch City Council, Ono is the sixth annual Pacific Arts Festival – attracting some of New Zealand’s most celebrated Pacific artists such as Michel Tuffery and Fatu Feu’u, along with our most promising local talents.

People can watch or even receive a tatau from Tufuga tātatau (master tatau artist), Peter Petelo Suluape, from Auckland, who works with the traditional Samoan tatau instruments, once crafted from boar’s and shark’s tooth, and a Maori moko design from Ta Moko master, Riki Manuel. Costs of tatau or moko vary, depending on the size and intricacy of the job. The two will be working on people at the Te Toi Mana Maori Art Gallery at the Christchurch Arts Centre from 10am to 4pm, 1-4 February.

Celebrated Oamaru stone sculptor, Johnny Penisula from Invercargill, will hold stone sculpture workshops at Te Pani House, 108 Seaview Road, New Brighton, throughout the festival from 10am to 4pm. For $20, people can take part. His works will be shown at an exhibition from 26 January to 14 February at Gallery Pasifika, 108 Seaview Road, New Brighton.

The well-received Island Summer, a performance by a 25-piece guitar orchestra along with Pacific singers and dancers, will take the stage in the Arts Centre North Quad from 8pm to 9.30pm on Friday, 3 February. Entry is up to $20 each. Door sales only.

This performance, which features much-loved Pacific music standards with a contemporary twist, received rave reviews when first staged at the Isaac Theatre Royal last year. Directed by Pos Mavaega of Pacific Underground’s Beats and Pieces, Island Summer also features Cydel and the Groovehouse, Grace Vanilau, O le Ula Samoa, and the Samoan Methodist Youth Group.

Free “Mama Weaving” workshops will be run by master weavers Emma Kesha and Maera White from 10am to 4pm, 1-3 February, at the Canterbury Museum visitors lounge, followed by a floor talk on “Tivaevae Threads” at the same venue on 4 February, by Stephanie Oberg, from 10am to 11am. Tivaevae is the much sought-after Cook Island quiltmaking, which was introduced to the Cook Islands by missionaries, but which took on their own bright Pasifika touches that are now an intrinsic part of Cook Island cultural ceremony.

Free Poi-making Ko Te Patu o Te Poi workshops will also be run at the Canterbury Museum visitors lounge from 10am to 1pm, 1-3 February, followed by Pacific Adornment by Leisa Aumua at 11am to 2pm on 4 February at the same venue.

Artist Fatu Feu’u is running a workshop in the Elizabeth Kelly Room from 10am to 4pm at the Arts Centre. Anyone wishing to attend can book for $120 for the day. Other highlights include: multi-media artist Michel Tuffery’s digital works which are being produced as part of Ono for presentation at 9.30pm after the Island Summer performance in the North Quad of the Arts Centre on Friday, 3 February.

On show now until 9 February is Jo Tito and Shane Tuffery’s Gondwana Waka, Oranga Whenua at Our City – O Tautahi, Corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace. The artists will conduct a floor talk at Our City – O Tautahi on 2 February, from 11am.

In film, Ono and the Canterbury Fijian community will host the premiere of The Land Has Eyes, followed by short films produced by Barbara Carpenter and Jerry Tauamiti, at the Hoyts Cinema, Moorhouse Avenue. Tickets are $15 from the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, phone 366 7202.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news