Ta Moko on Show

Time reviews Skin Deep, a history of Western tattooing currently on show at London’s National Maritime Museum. The exhibit traces the practice back to its Polynesian roots, beginning its official documentation with Cook’s 1768 voyage to NZ. “Through expedition artist Sydney Parkinson’s striking drawings the Western world got its first glimpse of […] the elaborate facial tattooing of NZ’s Maori tribes.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…