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IWIRAKAU LECTURE SERIES

 

TAIRAWHITI MUSEUM - IWIRAKAU EXHIBITION

Tairawhiti Museum is offering a series of three lectures by prominent Ngati Porou authorities on the Iwirakau style of carving. The lectures

are open to everyone and free of charge. Participants will learn more about this unique Ngati Porou art-form and have the opportunity to ask

questions and engage in discussion. The lecture series will explore the history of the Iwirakau style and explore the ways in which it remains

an integral component of contemporary art forms in Tairawhiti.

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 LECTURE 1

The Maui Whakairo on Hikurangi

Maunga and Wananga Korero o Te

Pou a Pakarae

This lecture will be given by prominent

East Coast Ta-Moko artists Derek

Lardelli and Mark Kopua. The talk

will be about the history of the Maui

whakairo located on Hikurangi

Mountain and some of the korero

(knowledge) about the wananga on the

East Coast pertaining to Iwirakau.

Wednesday 27 January 2010

5.30pm – 7pm

Tairawhiti Museum

LECTURE 2

Iwirakau Wharenui Iwirakau Carvers

This lecture will be given by Ngati Porou                                             

academic art historians Ngarino Ellis &

Robert Jahnke. Their presentations will

focus on the history of the wharenui

Hau-te-ana-nui-a-Tangaroa (now in                                    Iwirakau, poutokomanawa, formerly from TiKapa, Waiapu. On loan from Auckland Museum

the Canterbury museum), Tumoana-a-

Kotore (Otago Museum), Ruatepupuke

II (Field Museum, Chicago) and

Mauitikitiki-a-Taranga and the work of

Hone Taahu, Hoani Ngatai and Riwai

Pakerau.

Wednesday 3 February 2010

5.30pm – 7pm

Tairawhiti Museum

LECTURE

The House of Hingangaroa – Te Rawheoro

This talk will be given by Te Aitangaa-

Hauiti authority and historian, Victor

Walker and will focus on the history of

the famous East Coast whare wananga,

Te Rawheoro. Iwirakau attended Te

Rawheoro Wananga before returning to

Waiapu to develop his carving style and

training the next generation of carvers.

Wednesday 10 February 2010

5.30pm – 7pm

Tairawhiti Museum

 

 





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