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Tiki Stardust - Melanie Tahata


Sat 21 Nov 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 28 Nov 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 5 Dec 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 12 Dec 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 13 Dec 2015, 1:30pm–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

Tiki Stardust is the beginning of an adventure. Tiki is a Māori girl. She loves drawing, books, cats and sitting up late to watch 12 O Clock Rock. This exhibition is a prequel, a heraldic vision of rock n roll glory, originally glimpsed through the television in the 1980s.

Six illustrated panels tell the very beginning of Tiki and the invasion of the White Devil. S/he is a glitter clad, gender ambiguous rock god/dess that explodes into Tiki’s life. And changes everything.

These vector drawings are the product of an unfettered imagination and Adobe Illustrator. And a very good printer.

About the Artist:
Melanie Tahata is a heartbreaker and a soul shaker, since 1973. She graduated from Elam in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts from Waikato in 2012. Mel works primarily in graphic and installation art. Mel teaches at The Design School in Gisborne, starting her students on the pathway of full time, sustainable creativity. In her spare time, Mel likes to seek out the dark forces and join them on their hellish crusade.