These sessions are unscheduled, you may happen upon a session at any time throughout the duration of the exhibition.
For this scheduled event, join a talanoa about the politics and perceptions of tatau.
FREE EVENT - All welcome!
Tyla Vaeau is a tatau practitioner, artist and researcher of Samoan (Salea’aumua and Safune) and Palagi descent, based in Tāmaki Makaurau.
She has a BFA from Elam School of Fine Art and an MA in Art History from the University of Auckland, which focuses on Samoan tatau and its development within the Samoan diaspora.
In 2009, Tyla began tattooing with machine with guidance from prolific tattoo artist Roger Ingerton. She has gone on to participate in prominent cultural tattoo festivals locally and internationally, including the Traditional Tattoo and World Culture Festival, Mallorca, 2017 and Tatau I Mo’orea Festival, Tahiti, 2018.
Tyla is an advocate who looks to contribute to the cultural continuum of tatau and is in the process of learning customary Samoan tatau under the teachings of renowned tufuga tatatau Su’a Sulu’ape Alaiva’a Petelo, Samoa.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand 1145, Auckland, New Zealand