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Maori Art and Design Theory - Identity Development Cultural Seminar

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Marsden Library

35 Chambers Flat Road

Marsden, QLD 4132

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Hear Teraimana Tahiata talk about his carving, and learning journey, during his career as an Artist designing traditional and contemporary work.


He will speak about:

• Design Patterns and Meanings

• Colours and History

• Stories behind the Symbols

• Tribal Styles


This is part of a monthly seminar series sharing Teraimana's learning about Maori Art and Design Theory.


Ideal for Maori people interested in learning more about their culture, wood carvers, tattoo designers, aspiring artists and gallery staff interested in learning more about the Maori culture.




About the Artist - Teraimana Tahiata of Tahiata Carvings





Tahitian and Maori - Ngati Kahungungu

Teraimana Tahiata was born in Hamilton, New Zealand and is named after his Tahitian father. Teraimana was raised in Australia and attended most of his high school years and TAFE in Queensland. A skilled performer/dancer, Teraimana's journey to New Zealand allowed him to explore his passion for whakairo after realising his artistic woodworking talent and skills.

Teraimana studied whakairo (carving) for three years at the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. He then spent another few years completing his Diploma in Art & Creativity, including an Honours year majoring in Sculpture, in Wellington. He is currently living in Brisbane, Australia.

Most of Teraimana's works are a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. Teraimana's works have won him a Rotary award and Teraimana has created pieces for local galleries and museums with aims to increase the availability of his works nationally. Current major pieces on display can be viewed at the Masterton Police Station (New Zealand), Rotorua Public Library (New Zealand) and the Logan Central Library (Brisbane, Australia).


The most satisfying aspect of being an artist for Teraimana is being able to give people works of art that tell a story about their whakapapa (genealogy). His knowledge of tribal styles, bases and eye for detail has afforded him the ability to design whakairo and taamoko for Maori that combine traditional styles of their own whakapapa.


Teraimana spends every day doing what he loves and so is often sought after by aspiring artists for motivation, inspiration and encouragement. His current mentor, Ian-Wayne Grant, is an important aspect of Teraimana's life. A carver and parent himself, Ian-Wayne is someone Teraimana admires, respects and aspires to be like.





Seating space is limited so please book now to reserve your seat. Bookings close 3pm 26th April 2018.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Respecfully if you do change your mind or are unable to attend for any reason please cancel your ticket to make sure ticket availability is current for others who might want to attend.

This event is sponsored by Identity Development Australasia (IDA)

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