Join the Maori cloak-maker and curator, Keren Ruki, for a weaving workshop that is part of the art project Cook’s New Clothes. This is a collaborative project Keren Ruki is starting in April with a month-long residency in London, working with artist Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Professorial Chair of Global Art at Birmingham) and New Zealand historian Simon Layton (Lecturer in Early Global History at Queen Mary).
Together they are researching and re-weaving the estranged threads of Tupaia's history, in a Sackler-Caird Fellowship in the National Maritime Museum’s collections in Greenwich. The cloaks they are in the process of making represent the shrouding of credit to Tupaia in the historical records. A brilliant cloak made for Tupaia will be a form of showing respect for his important role on board the Endeavour in the first voyage, translating and navigating meetings with Maori.
WORKSHOP Using natural fibre (flax or similar) or materials such as coloured floristry ribbon participants will make an object to take with them using traditional weaving techniques. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about Pacific art and culture from Maori artist Keren Ruki, including the customs and protocols surrounding the practice of Maori weaving.
PAX: 10 per workshop Duration: 1 hour
Times: 13.00-14.00 | 14.30-15.30
To book a place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8312 6716