16 May 2022
Celebrate Pasifika creativity as we weave together Pasifika art, culture and community at the first Lalaga Pasifika, happening in and around the Gallery from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 28th May.
Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni, Nau Mai Haere Mai, and warm Pacific greetings.
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Ngāmotu Pacific community invite you to participate in a day of art and culture recognising and celebrating Pacific arts in our community.
Hear from Pasifika artists and thought-leaders on the future of Pacific arts in Taranaki, learn traditional weaving techniques in our workshops, enjoy dance performances, live tatau demonstrations and much more in this Pasifika-packed occasion.
Lalaga is a pan-Pacific concept meaning ‘to weave’ or ‘woven’. In this context this event will bring together different strands of Pasifika culture expressed through art forms – both traditional and contemporary - within the unique setting that is Taranaki.
Lalaga is an opportunity to ‘get to know’ each other, inspired by the physical process of weaving, which creates a platform that allows talanoa (conversations) to take place – to build relationships and shape the future.
This inaugural event marks a new chapter for Pasifika creative arts within the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in Ngāmotu, Taranaki.
Find out more here, and stay up to date with the events throughout the day here.