TOI KIRI 2022
WORLD INDIGENOUS TATTOO
Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Festival (2022) - Artists Full Wananga Event
Monday 19 September - Tuesday 27 September 2022
Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui
Toi Kiri is an Approved Arts & Music Festival by Immigration NZ
International Artists (and support) travelling under an approved festival as:
Visa waiver passport can come in as visitors and will only need an NZeTA
Non-visa waiver countries apply for a Short-term entertainment Act VV
Upon event registration Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust will provide you an official event invitation and a copy of our Approved Arts & Music Festival status from Immigration NZ.
If you are an International Artist and you'd really love to attend but may require some assistance from Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust, please reply to this email to see how we can help.
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Last Updated 19 July 2022
19 Sep 3.00pm | Powhiri | Whakawhanaungatanga
Welcome and Introductions at Whareroa Marae
3pm | Powhiri
Pack In, Orientation and Evening Meal
20 - 22 Sep | Wānanga Indigenous | 3 day Symposium on Whareroa Marae
Cultural Presentations, Q + A & Artist Workshops Programme
10.00 to 12.00pm | Schools Programme
1.30 to 3.30pm| Artist Symposium
4.00 to 6.00pm | Artist Symposium
7.30 to 9.30pm | Artist Symposium
23 - 25 Sep | World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Festival 2022 | Public Festival Event
(adjacent to Whareroa, includes stalls, music, dance and dedicated tattoo booths)
8am to 11am | Artists and Vendors Pack In
11am to 1pm | Blessing and Lunch
1pm to 9pm | Festival Open
Vendor Stands Close 7pm
9am to 9pm | Festival Open
Vendor Stands Close 7pm
9am to 5pm | Festival Final Day
5pm | Artists and Vendors Pack Out, Dinner
26 Sep | Haerenga a rohe
27 Sep | Poroporoaki
Farewells; Pack out / depart
According to many Māori narratives Kupe, the great Maori explorer, was led to navigate the regions of Aotearoa through his pursuit and battles of the great octopus - Te Wheke o Muturangi through which our ancestors were led to new land from Raiatea, Tahiti, the body of the octopus whose tentacles reach out around the Polynesian triangle.
Ngā Uri o Muturangi affirms ancient ancestral connections through Muturangi centred around customary Māori skin marking, tattoo-tatau and art practices. It does this through online membership and public content as well as a major annual public event hosted by TMT and its partners in Tauranga Moana, called Toi Kiri 2022: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture.
For those experts of ancestral ocean navigation, Te Wheke o Muturangi metaphorically describes the navigation paths or currents from Raiatea (Tahiti) resembling the tentacles reaching out across the Pacific at least as far as the edges of the Polynesian Triangle (Tetahiotupa 2009).