How can I be part of it?
Papatūnga is an open to all. A whole raft of learning opportunities will be on offer throughout the programme. You can sign up to our email list and we’ll send you notice of activities and events.

Who will you be working with?

Papatūnga Programme Manager
Edith Amituanai is a New Zealand-born Sāmoan photographer working from the suburb of Ranui in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. From interiors to driveways to communities, Amituanai’s practice is concerned with the environments that shape who we are. In 2008 she was nominated for the Walters Prize for her series Dejeuner that examined a new Pacific diaspora, expatriate New Zealand Sāmoan rugby players living and working in Montpellier, France and Parma, Northern Italy. Since then, she has literally and politically widened the photographic frame to include the street.

As she is interested in embedding herself in the environment she is working in, she often takes on different roles in the community. She is currently working as an artist and teaching in schools alongside her role at Papatūnga.

Curator and Facilitator of Papatūnga
James Tapsell-Kururangi (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino, Tainui, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Rākairoa) is a curator, artist and writer. His curatorial practice centres on local Māori histories and focuses on building relationships within the community of artists he works with. His artistic practice is built from his whakapapa, in which he composes waiata that he frames within moving image artworks. James joined Te Tuhi as a curatorial intern in February 2020, completing his 18 month internship running a programme at Te Tuhi’s Parnell project space.