Tapa cloth. ca. 1885 |  Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted. In recent years, hiapo art has been enjoying a revival

Tapa cloth. ca. 1885 | Hiapo is the Niuean word for tapa cloth. Traditionally it was patterned with designs unique to the island, many of them depicting events that were topical at the time the hiapo was painted. In recent years, hiapo art has been enjoying a revival

Contemporary Tribal:    John Pule, Niuean artist, Hiapo inspired lithograph    Chloe draws like this!!!!!!!!!!

Contemporary Tribal: John Pule, Niuean artist, Hiapo inspired lithograph Chloe draws like this!!!!!!!!!!

John Pule Mana He Aga, Manako 2006 Lithograph and woodcut on paper. All these NZ artists'images are from Real Art Roadshow

John Pule Mana He Aga, Manako 2006 Lithograph and woodcut on paper. All these NZ artists'images are from Real Art Roadshow

Sefulu, The Dropkick by Michel Tuffery (NZ), 2011. Embossed woodblock print on Pescia paper

Sefulu, The Dropkick by Michel Tuffery (NZ), 2011. Embossed woodblock print on Pescia paper

Michel Tuffery, Moana Hawaiiki Nui , woodblock on 760 x 560 mm paper, from an edition of 16, 2013.

Michel Tuffery, Moana Hawaiiki Nui , woodblock on 760 x 560 mm paper, from an edition of 16, 2013.

Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuean artist John Pule in March 1998.

Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuean artist John Pule in March 1998.

Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuean artist John Pule in March 1998.

Josua Toganivalu is a self-taught artist who lives a double career as a visual paint artist and as a computer graphic designer. He has been a member of the Red Wave Collective based at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture at the University of the South Pacific since the first painting workshop conducted by Niuean artist John Pule in March 1998.

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