Make a big difference to The Big Idea.

Help us tell the most creative stories.

Become a supporter

× Sorry, this event has been and gone! Visit our EVENTS section to see what's coming up.

Koorero Toi: Hemi Macgregor – Toi is Rongoaa

12 Nov 2022
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Artist Hemi Macgregor will discuss with Curator Maree Mills his works which feature in our exhibition Toi is Rongoaa.
Event type: 
Art, Live event, Seminar/Public Lecture
Free, register online - numbers limited
Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street Hamilton, Waikato 3204


In conversation with curator Maree Mills, Hemi Macgregor will discuss his artworks featured in Waikato Museum's exhibition, Toi is Rongoaa. Attendance is free for this artist talk but please register online as numbers are limited.

Hemi Macgregor (Ngaati Rakaipaaka, Ngaati Kahungunu, Ngaai Tūhoe) works primarily in painting and installation, his sculptural works often re-presenting and repurposing everyday objects.

In his current art practice Macgregor exemplifies the cultural importance of maintaining healthy sustainable relationships with the natural environment and consider how this approach contributes to people’s cultural and spiritual wellbeing. To inform this practice Macgregor explores puuraakau/customary narratives that express the relationships sky and water, sky and earth, the origins of light and the coming of spring and summer as a time of abundance.


Open now at Waikato Museum, Toi is Rongoaa 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.

Written by

Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

25 Oct 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.