Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tale of Adventure, Where are they now? Maryann Talia Pau

Maryann Talia Pau's tale was the 2nd Tale of Adventure Craft Australia published. 

Fashioning the Mana
Artist Maryann Talia Pau reports on her first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria entitled Fashioning the Mana; coinciding with the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program. The exhibition is an installation of four of her body adornment pieces inspired by the tapa denim outfit H'nard K'nore G'nang G'near, 1995 - 1997 created by another Samoan artist, Rosanna Raymond. Read more






















Image: Maryann Talia Pau Breastplate Mo Lo u Tama Samoan (For My Dad) 2009 Pandanus coloured feathers shell satin deer hide 2009 Photographer Steven Rhall.


Maryann is featured on The Design Files guest blog. 

Maryann Talia Pau, a Melbourne artist who specialises in body adornment using weaving and traditional craft techniques from her native Samoa. Maryann makes one-off woven pieces, using a mixture of materials that range from found objects to traditional siapo (Samoan bark cloth). Read more






















Image via The Design Files 

Craft Victoria presents an open studio program as part of the State of Design festival.
Visit Maryann's studio

The Design Files

Maryann's website
Maryann is running a workshop  at the Harvest Workrooms
More workshop images 
Interview on Design Files 12th August 2011 website
Tales of Adventure


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