13-16 SEPTEMBER 2018 | CARRIAGEWORKS

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Art, Walks and Talks

Sanderson Contemporary Presents TYPEFACE: Live Tattoo Session

Thursday 7 September
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sydney Contemporary Pass Holders
Location: Booth A06

TYPEFACE: Live Tattoo Session is a new body of work by Vaimaila Urale presented as a series of performances involving live tattooing of participants by renowned tatau practitioner Julia Mage’au Gray.

This compelling project will feature tattoo designs by Urale inscribed by Mage’au Gray on to participants utilising a traditional hand poke tatau method. This unique collaboration merges two art practices grounded in historical and traditional mark making processes from their homelands of Samoa and Papua New Guinea. Drawing on Samoan symbology and digital art references, this collaboration extends Urales artistic practice and research into traditional and contemporary Pacific visual culture.

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