Matt Luani's Master of Design project, the Kulture Project, focuses on the art of krumping.
“The Kulture Project seeks to expose through documentary filmmaking Aotearoa's underground Krump scene within the context of outsider culture and otherness.
“Pasifika are a marginalised community in Aotearoa, and Krumpers are a marginalised group within that. The marginalised within the marginalised,” he says.
We host Tautai Fresh Horizons workshops each year, for secondary school students to hone their talents and work with world-class artists.
Toi Rauwhārangi and Massey University offers scholarships to help Pacific students achieve their dreams and study with us.
Plus, as a student at Massey you'll have all the support of our Pasifika @ Massey team, and you can study and relax in the Fale Biling Iumi, building T33.
Lindah Lepou, the 2017 Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist in Residence at Government House, has shaped how the world sees Pacific fashion and art over her 25 year career.
Ms Lepou’s career has always had tension between her masculine/feminine worlds as fa’afafine, and her own Pacific/Palagi ‘gafa’ (lineage) at the core of her practice.
She shocked the audience at an event celebrating her time in the residency, with a video showing model after model walking up to a beach bonfire before Ms Lepou removed each garment and placed it into the fire.
“I thought this would be the perfect timing to transform myself from one cycle to the next which required a massive ‘letting go’ of the past.”
While the video depicted her shedding her past, three new creations were also unveiled at the event.
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