CANCELLED

Mokopapa Talk 

When:
Friday 21 June 2013,  12.30pm–1.30pm
Where:
Te Marae, Level 4
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Talk 
Join five kuia who were among the vanguard of 16 Waikato Tainui women who helped revive tā moko (customary tattooing) in their tribe. They will talk with Shane Te Ruki, who is an artist and expert in tikanga Māori, and tā moko artist Mark Kopua. They will describe the experience of receiving their moko and explore the significance of the custom. For instance, in taking the moko when they did, they honoured the memory of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu and celebrated the succession of King Tuheitia.