TĀ TATAU
TATTOO
TĀ MOKO

TOI KIRI 2022
WORLD INDIGENOUS TATTOO
CULTURE FESTIVAL

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Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Festival (2022) - Public Festival

Friday 23 September - Sunday 25 September 2022

Whareroa Marae

Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui

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Festival Info

Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Festival (2022) - Public Festival Event

23 - 25 September 2022

Whareroa Marae Grounds

Taiaho Place, Mount Maunganui

The worlds’ best tā tatau and tā moko indigenous practitioners for one unique cultural event Toi Kiri 2022

Public festival held over three days from 23 - 25 September, TMT presents Toi Kiri: World Indigenous Tattoo Culture Festival 2022; a gathering of indigenous practitioners of Tā Tatau, Tā Moko (Māori) and cultural arts exponents at Whareroa Marae and grounds, Mount Maunganui.

"Unique experiences, enriched culturally authentic  interactions and exposure to new knowledge"

 

23 September 2022

8.00am - 11.00am - Artist & Vendor Pack-In

11.00am - 1.00pm - Event Blessing & Lunch

1.00pm - 9.00pm - Festival Open

7.00pm - Arts Vendor Stands Close | Tattoo, Food, and Music open to 9pm

 

24 September 2022

9.00am - 9.00pm - Festival Open

7.00pm - Arts Vendor Stands Close | Tattoo, Food, and Music open to 9pm

 

25 September 2022

9.00am - 5.00pm - Festival Open

5.00pm - Artist & Vendor Pack-Out

 
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NGĀ
URI O

MUTURANGI

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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).

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