The main event


14th-16th November, 2014

TSB Bank Arena | Doors open 10am - 5pm

$10 General Admission - Door sales

Toi Māori Art Market is an iconic event produced by Toi Māori Market Limited a subsidiary of Toi Maori Aotearoa.

 

Showing casing over 200 contemporary Māori artists, view the best that Aotearoa has to offer, talk to the artists and buy direct.

In addition to the art works for sale, there is an extensive public programme that features fashion, cooking, music and other things to keep the audience entertained.

 

Background

 

It all started as part of the `Eternal Thread' exhibition in San Francisco under the name of `Māori Art Meets America'. That exhibition has since become history with the sailing of a Maori war canoe under the Golden Gate Bridge and the dawn ceremony launch of Māori art at the Yerba Buena Arts Centre in San Francisco. Americans asked where they could purchase the art in New Zealand and that gave rise to MAORI MARKet at the ASB Arena in Wellington City in 2007.


2009 was essentially the third time had its showing. It marked the first time that the MARKet was held at Te Rauparaha arena in Porirua. While, the venue changed, it still focused on showcasing the very best of the contemporary Maori art movement.

The most recent Market was held from the 6th-9th of October 2011 again at Pataka Museum and Gallery and Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua City, Wellington. MAORI ART MARKet 2011 brought together over 200 Māori visual artists, musicians and culinary experts.