Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


A View To Tattoo

MEDIA RELEASE 23 July 2003

A View To Tattoo

The traditional art of Polynesian tattooing will be on show in several short films to screen in Porirua and Wellington in August to complement the Tatau/Tattoo Conference at Victoria University.

Four specialist videos focusing on this ancient and fascinating art form will be screened in unique pairings. Each will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion, chaired by Teresia Teaiwa, Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies, and Paul Millar, Senior Lecturer in English

Resurgence in the traditional arts of Polynesian tattooing has been the inspiration for the conference, Tatau/Tattoo: Embodied Art and Cultural Exchange, c.1760-2000, to be held following the screenings from August 21-23.


Savage Symbols, directed by Makerita Urale, 2002 and Tatau: What One Must Do, directed by Micah Van Der Ryn, 1997, Saturday August 9, 3pm-5pm, Pataka Museum, Norrie St, Porirua

Sinalela, directed by Dan Taulapapa McMullin, 2001 and Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age, directed by Robert Flaherty, 1926, Saturday August 16, 3pm-5pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Government Buildings, Lambton Quay, Victoria University,

Fee per screening: $8

For bookings or enquiries please contact Victoria Continuing Education on 04-463-6556, or email:


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news