Opening of the artist workshop Hamani Lab in Tipaerui
Since March 2017, a workshop has been made available to artists of the fenua holding a professional artist card by the Ministry of Culture. This space, located in a part of the buildings allocated to the Culture and Heritage Department in Tipaerui, can accommodate up to ten plastic artists and sculptors for a renewable period of six months.
This support mechanism is an extension of the measures taken by the Ministry of Culture to develop the cultural economy and follows the creation of the ‘Status of the Artist’.
The workshop is managed by the Hamani Lab Association, chaired by Hell Ton John, who will be in charge of the animation of the space, in collaboration with the Department of Culture.
6 artists have already invested the Hamani Lab, Hell Ton John, Cronos, Komosulo, Abuze and sculptors Teva Victor and Jonathan Mencarelli.
The workshop is open to the public, subject to prior appointment with the artists.
Artists who wish to benefit from this workshop must first acquire the professional artist card (read “Your administrative procedures”) and get closer to the association.
Hāmani meaning in reo tahiti (native language) “to make, to build, to make”, and thus the association conceives it: a laboratory whose vocation is to highlight the Polynesian creation.