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Celebrate New Zealand Culture with Tattoo Demonstrations and More!

Celebrate New Zealand Culture at Burke Museum
Sun. Feb. 4 & 5 from 10 am to 5 pm
Opening Weekend Events at the Burke Museum


Seattle - Celebrate New Zealand culture in a two-day cultural extravaganza, Sat. and Sun. Feb. 4 & 5 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Burke. Watch weavers, tattoo artists, and carvers at work. More than a dozen Maori artists and local Native weavers will demonstrate their talents throughout the opening weekend of the new internationally touring exhibit, Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread (on exhibit Feb. 4-May 29). Included are a special panel discussion, lectures, and presentations by both Maori and Northwest Coast artists. Admission is free for UW students, faculty, and staff. The weekend event is sponsored by Air New Zealand.


Sat., Feb. 4
Demonstrations: 10 am – 5 pm
Maori weavers, carvers, and ta moko (tattoo) artists, and Northwest Coast weavers

Lecture: 1–2 pm
Contemporary Maori Art and Culture
Speaker: Darcy Nicholas, General Manager, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, New Zealand

Panel: 3–4:30 pm
Maori and Northwest Coast weavers discuss their art
Moderator: Carol Ivory, Professor of Art History, Washington State University

Sun., Feb. 5
Demonstrations: 10 am – 5 pm
Maori weavers, carvers, and ta moko (tattoo) artists

Presentation: 12:30–1:15 pm
Maori ta moko (tattoo). Presenters: Derek Lardelli, Wayne Ngata, and Patrick Takoko

Presentation: 2–2:45 pm
Maori carving. Presenters: Jack Brooking and Simon Lardelli

Performance: 3:30–4:15 pm
Maori Haka (chant). Performers: Derek Lardelli (composer) and others

Mon. – Wed., Feb. 6 – 8, 2006 10 am – 2 pm
Weaving, carving, and ta moko demonstrations continue

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $8.00 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

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