Tapa and Tīvaivai
Pacific Arts
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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$7 per student
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Auckland Museum
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30 - 40 minutes

This programme is for the following year groups: ECE, Years 1–3, Years 4–6, Years 7–8

Explore the art of tapa and tīvaivai as practised throughout the Pacific. Trace the origins of both artforms through cultural, social, botanical, linguistic and archaeological lenses.

Get hands on with tapa and tīvaivai, and use pattern boards, stencils, rubbings, collage to create works inspired by these artforms.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Understand what tapa and tivaivai are and how they were made

· Examine the use of tapa and tivaivai as a traditional artform and how it was used

· Gain an understanding of the importance of tivaivai in Pacific cultures

· Compare the similarities and note the differences between tapa and tivaivai

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session

Image details: Tivaevae, Bedcover. CookIslands. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. 1976.67, 47572.

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