Ko te auahatanga, te pūmanawa o te toi whakaaro
Creativity, the intrinsic thread of artistic excellence
The Toi Matarau Art Gallery in Otaki’s Māoriland Hub is a space to experience Indigenous art from emerging and established artists.
During the 2021 Māoriland Film Festival, Toi Matarau will celebrate its third annual exhibition of toi Māori with artists from the ART Confederation (Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Toarangatira) and across Aotearoa.
Works from more than 50 artists will be showcased during the exhibition, where visitors can expect to see a range of mediums such as; clay works, body adornment, weaving and carving (stone, pounamu, wood), as well as sculpture, textile design, digital art, paintings, prints, photography, ink work, portraiture, and books stocked by Te Tākupu, Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
Te Matatoki returns! A collective of our nation’s foremost carvers along with graduates and students from across Aotearoa. This demonstration project is led by Fayne Robinson (Kai Tahu, Te Arawa) and Lewis Gardiner (Kai Tahu, Te Arawa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Awa).
This year, Te Matatoki continues a collaboration with local carvers in the making of a waka tētē. Visit the Te Matatoki site at the Māoriland Maara to find out more about the purpose and uses of waka tētē.
We are honoured to present Ngā Aho Whenua, a year-long residency at the Māoriland Hub with renown master weaver Sonia Snowden (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine) and Pip Devonshire (Ngāti Raukawa). With support from Creative NZ, our first Artists in Residence will be demonstrating their mahi during MFF2021.
The ancient tradition of storytelling embedded in skin is an iconic art form and brand of the Māoriland Film Festival. Observe the practice or book in with Te Kāhui Tōrea toi moko artist, Tipi Wehipeihana (Ngāti Tūkorehe). Enquiries can be directed to Maakarita Paku firstname.lastname@example.org
Toi Matarau at the Māoriland Hub is a home for Māori and Indigenous artists to connect within a diverse community of like-minded creatives. The artworks are available for purchase from the gallery, helping to support the ongoing work of our Māori and Indigenous artists.