Tuitui Kōrero: Weaving Words
Start: June 8, 2012
Finish: October 21, 2012
Tuitui Kōrero is a lecture series tied to Te Papa’s exhibition Kahu Ora | Living Cloaks.
Each of the lectures focuses on a different issue faced by contemporary Māori weavers – from intellectual property and conservation to the retention and handing down of knowledge.
They will also explore recent developments in research and provide opportunities to network with other practitioners.
Tuitui Kōrero is presented in partnership with Toi Māori Aotearoa/Māori Arts New Zealand and Te Roopu Rāranga Whatu o Aotearoa/Māori Weavers of New Zealand.
Thursday 19 July 2012, 12.30pm & 6pm - Te Marae, Te Papa
Karl Leonard & Morehu Flutey-Henare talk about how weaving is transferred from artist to artist.
Thursday 23 August 2012, 12.30pm & 6pm - Te Marae, Te Papa
Kahutoi Te Kanawa and Ruth Port talk about the Waitangi Tribunal’s Wai 262 report with Intellectual Property Lawyer, Lynell Tuffery Huria, as well as the retention of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), and Te Ra - the only woven Maori sail in existence.
Thursday 13 September 2012, 12.30pm & 6pm - Te Marae, Te Papa
Christina Wirihana and Tracey Huxford present a networking update for weavers, and speak on the evolution of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu O Aotearoa
Thursday 11 October 2012, 12.30pm & 6pm - Te Marae, Te Papa
Edna Pahewa and Christina Wirihana will talk about projects that Te Roopu Rāranga Whatu o Aotearoa is currently involved with, as well pay tribute to the Kahui Whiritoi and the successes of Kahu Ora.