Barkcloth Basics – Update on Workshops

The Barkcloth Basics: Interpreting and Understanding Pacific Barkcloth workshops that we had hoped to take place in our partner museums in August 2020, unfortunately will not be able to happen because of the continued complications caused by Covid-19.

However, we are extremely pleased to announce that we’re moving our activities online and will create virtual resources and content that will closely replicate our original plans, while at the same time allowing us to include more creativity and to reach an even wider audience than anticipated. We are delighted that our amazing tapa makers and artists Reggie Meredith and Su‘a Tupuola Uilisone Fitiao will also contribute to and take part in this new online content.

We will also be hosting a select number of live sessions in which we can interact with museum staff and the general public and talk about tapa in museum collections as well as people’s own engagement with Pacific tapa. These live sessions will take place between Friday 4 September – Tuesday 8 September, with multiple times to choose from (all session times will be listed in BST – British Summer Time). Registration will take place via EventBrite.

We will have an online launch event for this exciting new virtual content in due course. Date and event details will be announced via this website and on our social media platforms (Twitter @UofG_Barkcloth and Instagram @pacifictapa).