Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mark Adams and Tatau

Te Papa Press has recently published a wonderful new book documenting Mark Adams' decade spanning photographic series detailing Samoan tattoo practise. Tatau: Samoan Tattoo, New Zealand Art, Global Culture includes photographs by Mark Adams, as well as essays by Sean Mallon, Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas. There are also interviews with Adams and tattooist Sulu'ape Paulo II who each describe their individual creative practise. The book comes as a result of a successful exhibition which is still touring internationally.

Below is a link to an article about Tatau in the New Zealand Herald:

Please contact the Gallery if you are interested in this series of work.