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The Poi Room poised for Toi Māori Art Market
A 15-strong contingent of contemporary Māori artists have been selected by The Pio Room art gallery in Newmarket Auckland and a wide array of work is being gathered up from their top artists to showcase at this year’s Toi Māori Art Market in Wellington in......  View details »
Launch of Toi Māori Art Market 2014
On Wednesday 10 September was the official launch of Toi Māori Art Market. Thank you to everyone who joined us to mark the occasion and to our hosts at Rydges Wellington. Photos: Matt Silcock      ...  View details »
Māori Art Market back in Wellington!
Toi Māori brings contemporary Māori Art Market back to Wellington’s waterfront The Toi Māori Art Market showpiece of contemporary Māori visual art is returning to Wellington City in early November and will be staged across two waterfront venues at Te......  View details »
Summer in Vancouver
August 2013
Maori artists, Mate Lawless, Tina Wirihana, Donna Campbell and Te Rongo Kirkwood attending the Pacific Arts Association Conference in Vancouver Canada in early August took the opportunity to meet up with good friends Nigel and Jude Reading at Spirit Wrestler Gallery. The Gallery......  View details »
  Kaihono Ahua / Vision Mixer is an experimental exhibition and catalogue project that promotes New Zealand’s bicultural political status. At its simplest level, this project involves two exhibitions that compare recent trends in the work of Maori and Pakeha......  View details »
Aho Whenua: Threads sown from Earth
    26 January – 4 March 2013 PATAKA Art + Museum Blue Pacific Gallery Cnr Norrie & Parumoana Streets Porirua City   Featuring recent work by; Amorangi Hikuroa Carla Ruka Davina Duke Elaine Bevan Hera Johns Matthew ......  View details »
KETE: Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
  Start: 07/09/2012 10:00 am End: 09/09/2012 5:00 pm   Kete is a three day craft/design fair and symposium that celebrates a passion for objects and design, opening at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts gallery in Wellington, Thursday 6 September.   In a......  View details »
Wi Taepa @ City Gallery Wellington
23 Jun - 5 Aug 2012   Wi Taepa has a solo exhibition in the Deane Gallery at City Gallery Wellington.   The Deane Gallery is dedicated to profiling contemporary Māori and Pacific art. Recently recovering from a near-fatal health scare, Māori ceramic......  View details »
Toi Maori proudly presents: Matariki- Whenua Exhibition at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 9 June- 1 July
Toi Maori Aotearoa has been working with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts to create this new exhibition featuring wonderful Contemporary Maori Artists and Artists from the Academy.   The Matariki-Whenua exhibition will bring together Baye Riddell, Colleen Urlich,......  View details »
Wellington Regional Arts Review @ Expressions Art & Entertainment Centre
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Photo compilation of Colleen Urlich, Manos Nathan and Gabrielle Belz in Oregon as part of the Pacific Rim Exhibition
Colleen Urlich, Manos Nathan and Gabrielle Belz are in Oregon for the Pacific Rim exhibition. This project is to maintain relationship with the Pacific Rim artists and to further develop relationships within Oregon, Portland. Taking Maori Art to the world! Click on the links......  View details »
Toi Maori AGM- Saturday 19 May at Brentwood Hotel, Wellington
The Annual General Meeting of Toi Maori is coming up. Saturday the 19th of May from 9.30am at the Brentwood Hotel in Wellington. Please RSVP to Ananda Rihi Gotty if you will be attending:   ...  View details »
Whakarongo- Exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery
Whakarongo features the work of nine Maori artists from as far north as Auckland and as far south as Christchurch. These artists live and work in a multicultural landscape, comfortably crossing between Maori values and the changing face of New Zealand today. The exhibition......  View details »
Rex Homan - Solo exhibition at Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Rex Homan: Raven Dreaming Solo Exhibition March 31 - April 21, 2012 Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.   Rex Homan will have a Solo Exhibition at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver, Canada.   Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, New Zealand of......  View details »
Ka Awatea: a journey of life through light- New glass works by Te Rongo Kirkwood
Ka Awatea: a journey of life through light New glass works by Te Rongo Kirkwood Blessing and Opening 8.30am Saturday 3rd March 2012 Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua Four cloak-forms use light to tell the story of......  View details »
Te ahua nei: form and content- New exhibition in City Gallery Wellington
In te reo Māori the word āhua means shape, form or likeness and is often used when describing the physical appearance or character of a person, place or situation. The word āhua is also applied to art forms such as photography, portraiture or sculpture. Working......  View details »
Ko Aotearoa Tenei: An exhibition curated by Gabrielle Belz
Come and have a look at “Ko Aotearoa Tenei” (This is New Zealand) if you are based in the Auckland region. The exhibition opens Friday 3rd Feb at Nathan Homestead Manurewa and runs until 26th Feb. Named from the Tribunal’s report that came out in June 2011......  View details »
A Happy Medium- Exhibition at Solander Gallery- Works on Paper
A Happy Medium- Exhibition at Solander Gallery- Works on Paper. All works for $300.00 or less! From 30 November until 23 December Artist featured: Alex Milsom, Alexis Neal, Basia Smolnicki, Catherine Macdonald, Cerisse Palalagi, Chris Adams, Damon Kowarsky, David......  View details »
Donation to art department at Ngati Toa School, Porirua
During the time of MAORI ART MARKet a Cliff Whiting print got auctioned on TradeMe. Toi Maori made a donation to art department at Ngati Toa School, Porirua. From Left: Principle Lauellen Bonallack, Klein Salmon (11), Ruby Cheer (10), Ananda Rihi Gotty Business Services Officer......  View details »
Solo exhibition Ngatai Taepa at Page Blackie Gallery
Ngatai Taepa exhibited at MAORI ART MARKet with his father Wi Taepa and brother Kereama Taepa. Ngatai will have a solo exhibition at Page Blackie Gallery from the 8th of November until the 4th of December. Have a look at Page Blackie Gallery, 42 Victoria Street in Wellington! ...  View details »
Hosiery from Iwi Creations at MAORI ART MARKet
Iwi Creations launched their beautiful hosiery at MAORI ART MARKet. The hoesiery was used in the Fashion Show and the ladies looked stunning in them. If you were unable to purchase a pair at the Market, here is your chance! The hosiery can be purchased online! Please view the Iwi......  View details »
Ara-I-Te-Uru- by Israel Tangaroa Birch
Ara-I-Te-Uru is a major new sculptural installation by artist Israel Tangaroa Birch which looks at these intersections between mythology and ideology, where legend becomes legacy. Referencing some of the major collaborative works created by Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert, such......  View details »
Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti and Terri Te Tau at Aratoi - The Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 5 November- 11 December
Artists Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti and Terri Te Tau’s exhibition Caste opens at Aratoi - The Wairarapa Museum of Art and History this November the 4th at 5:30pm (All welcome)   This is a collaborative exhibition that explores themes of whakapapa (genealogy) and mana......  View details »
Glenda Hape has completed a successful residency in San Francisco!
By Cynthia from De Young Museum on October 21, 2011
An Interview with October Artist-in-Residence Glenda Joyce Hape from the De Young-Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco websiteThe Artist-in-Residence program resumes this month in the Kimball Education Gallery with Glenda Joyce Hape, a Māori artist from New Zealand. Glenda......  View details »
Artists at MAORI ART MARKet 2011
Aaron Greaves Aaron Kereopa Adrienne Spratt Aimee Mahutonga Aimee Ratana Alex McMenamin Alex Nathan  Alexis Neal Alison Waru Amorangi Hikuroa  Ana Te Whaiti  Andrea Hopkins Anikaaro......  View details »
Smell and taste of childhood memories added by Rex Morgan to MAORI ART MARKet
Top chef Rex Morgan will add a sense of smell and taste to this year’s showcase MAORI ART MARKet being staged at Porirua’s Te Rauparaha Arena. Morgan will be running a demonstration series of contemporary Maori food, which he’s called “childhood......  View details »
Baye Riddell- Young Maori gaining inspiration from MAORI ART MARKet
Baye Riddell will have his Personal Gallery Space at MAORI ART MARKetThe biennial MAORI ART MARKet is providing inspiration and a pathway for young and emerging contemporary Maori artists who are determined to make a career in the arts world. Gisborne ceramics artist Baye......  View details »
Spirit Wrestler Gallery- A Destination for Maori Art
Robert Janhke and Nigel ReadingAfter 10 years of hard work Nigel Reading’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver, has gained a reputation as the place to see contemporary Maori art and meet Maori artists in North America.   Reading’s gallery represents 35 Maori......  View details »
Para Matchitt Bridge has been spruced up!
The famous bridge at the Waterfront in Wellington by Para Matchitt has been spruced up! Para Matchitt will have his personal Gallery Space as MAORI ART MARKet. Come to view and buy art from Para Matchitt and many others from 6 until 9 October at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua......  View details »
MAORI ART MARKet offers genuine alternative to cheap overseas fakes
Cheap, mass-produced, overseas-made ‘Maori’ art including fake paua and greenstone is flooding into New Zealand ahead of the Rugby World Cup and will leave many tourists disappointed when they discover its true origins, says leading contemporary Maori artist Darcy......  View details »
Te Awe Cook-Off 14 April 2011
In April Te Awe organized a great Cook-off for the Wellington Maori Business Network to get together. It was an evening of fine food and entertainment. Three members from the Toi Maori team put on their cooking hats and promoted the 2011 MAORI ART MARKet. MAORI ART MARKet will......  View details »
2011 Te Awe Charity Ambrose Golf Classic
MAORI ART MARKet sponsored a hole to promote the 2011 MAORI ART MARKet at the 2011 Te Awe Charity Ambrose Golf Classic,  Friday 18 March at Shandon Golf Club, Gear Island, Jackson St, Petone, Wellington!Toi Maori attended the Tournament with Poet/ Musician Troy Hunt and......  View details »