Pasifika Art (Siu i Moana) by National Gallery of Victoria

Students are introduced to Siu i Moana and will consider the use of materials and techniques and symbols and pattern. They explore how Pacific cultures use patterns and symbols as markers of identity, specific to family groups and communities and how works within Siu i Moana reflect links between Pacific cultures and marine life.
Communicating identity and community, students will use their own designs to create a communal cloth during the printing workshop using materials such as calico and ink to create a communal class textile. 

Students will also be taught a traditional Tongan song, and talk about the power of song to unite people working towards a common goal.

Schools participating in the program are also invited to connect with NGV Educators prior to the outreach visit via videoconference for an introduction to the program. 

Information and images related to the exhibition that inspired this workshop on the NGV website.

Workshop, Visual Art, Textiles, Culture

TOUR DATES

Term 4:  23 October - 27 October 2017

Term 4: 29 October – 9 November 2018

IDEAL FOR

Years 4 – 9

DURATION

Full day: 3 x 90 minute sessions

Monday or Friday: 1 x 90 min session

FEE:

Flat rate of $1,500 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy

Monday or Friday: $500 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy for 1 x 90 min session

Maximum 50 students per session

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, Languages, The Humanities – History, Geography, Science (including Biology)

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical, Intercultural

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Image 1:

Robin White
Maori/New Zealander born 1946, worked in Kiribati and Australia 1982–99
Ruha Fifita
Tongan/New Zealander born 1990, worked in Australia 2012–
In my father's house 2014
from the Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path series 2013–16
earth pigments, natural dyes and tuitui (Candlenut soot) on ngatu (barkcloth)
652.0 x 364.0 cm
Collection of the artists, Auckland

Image 2:

Robin White

Maori/New Zealander born 1946, worked in Kiribati and Australia 1982–99

Ruha Fifita
Tongan/New Zealander born 1990, worked in Australia 2012–
New Zealand to Tonga 2011
from the Siu i Moana: Reaching across the ocean series
earth pigments, natural dyes and tuitui (Candlenut soot) on ngatu (barkcloth)
469.0 x 553.0 cm
The University of Auckland Art Collection, Auckland
Purchased, 2012

Image 3: 

Tongan community members making the ngatu (painted tapa).

Photographed by Michael Fudakowski

Image 4:

Communal cloth created by Year 8 Seymour College students

Photographed by Jo Chapman

The Siu i Moana workshop explores Pacific cultures’ use of patterns and symbols as markers of identity. Students will learn about Tongan culture and participate in a printing workshop to create a communal class textile.

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Metro: 23rd Oct 2017 to 27th Oct 2017
Metro: 29th Oct 2018 to 9th Nov 2018
Regional: 23rd Oct 2017 to 27th Oct 2017
Regional: 29th Oct 2018 to 9th Nov 2018

National Gallery of Victoria
Duration: Full day: 3 x 90 minute sessions Monday or Friday only: 1 x 90 min session
Artforms: Music, Visual Arts
Minimum fee: Flat rate of $1,500 +GST LESS Eligible Subsidy Monday or Friday: $500 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy for 1 x 90 min session
Suitability: Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
Term: Term 1
Maximum Student Attendance: 50
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Data projector, Screen, Darkened room, Space for art making including tables and chairs, require access to a sink. Extension or connecting cords for technology.