Tatau

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Tatau

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the work of traditional Samoan tattoo masters alongside that of younger practitioners working within and influenced by the tradition today. 

Tatau is curated by Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, the master tattoo artist and author who previously curated the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World (2014). Kitamura collaborated with John Agcaoili, photographer; Sulu‘ape Steve Looney and Danielle Steffany-Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo in Hawai‘i; Sean Mallon, author and Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau of A-Town Tattoo. 

Tatau is accompanied by a full-color catalog.

About this Exhibition

May 24 - October 06, 2019

Immigration Museum

400 Flinders St.

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the work of traditional Samoan tattoo masters alongside that of younger practitioners working within and influenced by the tradition today. 

Tatau is curated by Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, the master tattoo artist and author who previously curated the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World (2014). Kitamura collaborated with John Agcaoili, photographer; Sulu‘ape Steve Looney and Danielle Steffany-Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo in Hawai‘i; Sean Mallon, author and Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau of A-Town Tattoo. 

Tatau is accompanied by a full-color catalog.

 

Learn more about Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, including artist bios, video, related products, and more.  

LEARN MORE

About this Exhibition

May 24 - October 06, 2019

Immigration Museum

400 Flinders St.

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

About this Exhibition

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Immigration Museum
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum
Phone: 13 11 02
Outside Australia: +61 3 8341 7777

 

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia explores the beauty of Samoan tattoos as well as the key role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through photographs taken in the studio and on location in Samoa and elsewhere, Tatau showcases the work of traditional Samoan tattoo masters alongside that of younger practitioners working within and influenced by the tradition today. 

Tatau is curated by Takahiro “Ryudaibori” Kitamura, the master tattoo artist and author who previously curated the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World (2014). Kitamura collaborated with John Agcaoili, photographer; Sulu‘ape Steve Looney and Danielle Steffany-Looney of Pacific Soul Tattoo in Hawai‘i; Sean Mallon, author and Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Sulu‘ape Si‘i Liufau of A-Town Tattoo. 

Tatau is accompanied by a full-color catalog.

 

Learn more about Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, including artist bios, video, related products, and more.  

LEARN MORE

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