Taku P’eu Tūpuna


Tue 21 May 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 22 May 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 23 May 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 24 May 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 25 May 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: temanawa09

"The culture of my ancestors is also mine."

Te Manawa has worked with Vainetini o Manawatū, a group of Cook Islands women, to bring together this exhibition. The women have together created a distinctive tīvaivai manu tātaura (appliqué and embroidered quilt) to represent coming to Aotearoa New Zealand and making the Manawatū their home.

Pare ‘ei (headdresses) are honoured through the art of Tereroa Hancock, and small treasures from Te Manawa’s heritage collection show the beauty and variety of other cultural items.

Community, artistry, and the passing on of skills and stories is at the heart of this exhibition.

See how the tīvaivai was made and hear from the women who made it in the accompanying film and images. Photography and digital media by Trina Heke-Rofe, with sound design by Fernando Alvarez.

Nau mai, haere mai - Open daily. General admission is free - donations welcome. 0800-4-A-MUSEUM.

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