Master artists from Tuvalu to visit in November

3 Oct 2018

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Artwork by Lakiloko Keakea, winner of the Pacific Heritage Arts Award at the 2017 Arts Pasifika Awards.

Four master artists from Tuvalu will visit New Zealand in mid-November as part of Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Heritage Exchange Programme.

The week-long visit will include the exchange of knowledge and skills with local artists and community groups.

The master artists specialise in the following practices:

  • Pualeia Sitaake – master fale (house) builder and weaver
  • Vaelei Vaelei – master canoe builder; maker of kafa (coconut sennit rope) and traditional fishing accessories (cast net, scoop nets, gill nets, and net mending) 
  • Tafitoka Filipi – master skirt maker and weaver
  • Lifou Kokea – master weaver (mats, baskets, fans) and handicraft maker.


To find out how to connect with the artists contact Catherine George.