Please join Te Tuhi as Daren Kamali and Ole Maiava, who collaborate as (UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa, take a guided tour of their current exhibition Mata Makawa – Mata Vou. Learn more about their mission to revitalise the Fijian practice of ulu cavu (human hair wigs), which has included a research trip to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The pair will discuss each work in the show and perform the poetry written in connection with their handmade masks.

About (UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa

Daren Kamali and Ole Maiava are multimedia artists, working together on the revival, research and making of modern-day ulu cavu. They formed the (UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa in 2015. They have been working on the making of a contemporary ulumate, through research and collaboration with iTaukei artists and researchers in Aotearoa, Fiji and the world, towards completion by 2022. “We look forward to connecting, further research, and sharing with museums, universities and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Oceania, the UK and the USA.”


  • Free


  • Sat 01 Aug


  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


  • 13 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga, Auckland 2010