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Toi is Rongoaa

9 Jul 2022 to 16 Jan 2023
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
A large-scale exhibition celebrates fourteen contemporary Maaori artists.
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Free entry
Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204


This large-scale exhibition celebrates fourteen contemporary Maaori artists who believe in the importance of creative practice to their wellbeing. The invited artists have been supported by Creative New Zealand to make new work and share this essential kaupapa with our community.

Curated by Margaret Aull (Te Rarawa, Tuuwharetoa, Fiji) and Maree Mills (Ngaati Tuuwharetoa), these inspiring and deeply personal works explore the need for healing and self-awareness amongst the turmoil of life.


Aimee Ratana | Dorothy Waetford | Elizabeth Gray | Eugene Kara | Hemi MacGregor | Hiria Anderson | Israel Birch | Leilani Kake | Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole | Louise Potiki Bryant | Margaret Aull | Natalie Robertson | Regan Balzer | Tawhanga Nopera


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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

19 Jul 2022

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.