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Family studio: The Big Draw – Oceania


Sunday 14 October 2018
11am — 3pm

Open to Families
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Photo credit: Roy Matthews

Join us for a free family workshop celebrating the Big Draw as we explore the world of Oceania.

Our latest exhibition celebrates the diverse art of the region of Oceania, through music, storytelling and art across the RA campus. Learn about different designs from Tahiti, Samoa and the Cook Islands and draw your own to take home, led by Hatawa Vaike.

Listen to multimedia artist and pioneer of sound journeys, Sika. Sika’s beloved collection of instruments includes Māori Taonga Puoro (singing treasures) interwoven with nature sounds recorded in the wilds of New Zealand and Australia.  Based in New Zealand, his work is endorsed by significant Māori and Aboriginal Elders.

Learn the Māori version of famous fables in this interactive storytelling and learn some te reo Māori (Māori language). Then imagine the story in a paper craft activity to take home. Ephraim Wilson is a storyteller and artist from Samoa with close ties to Tainui (the Māori tribe in New Zealand headed by the King movement).

About The Big Draw

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is an arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. The charity leads a diversified programme encompassing advocacy, empowerment and engagement, and is the driving force behind the The Big Draw Festival – the world’s biggest celebration of drawing.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Sunday 14 October 2018

11am — 3pm

Multiple locations across the RA. Meet at the Burlington Gardens entrance to be directed.

Free, no booking required.

For Families