|Excited to be participating in the Kāpiti Arts Trail for a second year, Toi Matarau Gallery is proud to present new works by current and invited artists. Ngā Aho Whenua resident weavers; Sonia Snowden and Pip Devonshire demonstrate raranga onsite with local weavers Hinepūororangi Tahupārae and others as well as Rongoā practitioners of the region.
Mandated by the five hapū of Ōtaki, Māoriland continues to engage descendants of the three confederated iwi, Ngāti Raukawa Te Au ki Te Tonga, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Toarangatira and neighbouring, whānau hapū and iwi spanning across regions and from around Aotearoa.
An event hosted over two consecutive weekends at the beginning of November, this is a great opportunity for weekend visitors to see and experience Māoriland, a centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary art forms by Māori and indigenous creatives and innovators. A diverse range of toi Māori in the Toi Matarau Gallery has something special for everyone, from small gifts to larger scale installations for those redecorating or renovating their homes. View some of the most exquisite artworks of Kāpiti housed within the whare of Māoriland, Ōtaki.
Also includes Raranga Demonstration work onsite with Sonia Snowden, Pip Devonshire, and Hinepūororangi Tahupārae as well as rongoā Māori by Donna Te Kira.
Arts Trail Hours: November 6-7, 13-14 10-5pm
Regular Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11-4pm
For viewing from the comfort of home, a diverse collection of beautiful toi Māori ranging from traditional and contemporary raranga, tukutuku, kaakahu, whatu, tāniko, 2D paint works, digital prints, textile and fibre creations, whakairo, taonga pūoro, body adornment, sculpture, uku, pounamu, rongoā Māori, Māoriland merchandise and a growing Māori book selection for all ages. Showcasing more than 50 participating artists, Toi Matarau online store is updated at regular intervals refreshing with new works and new artists; emerging, established and high profiled https://toi.maorilandfilm.co.nz/
Meet Kaitiaki Toi, Maakarita Paku and the Toi Matarau team in the gallery for guided tours of the exhibition, meet artists and get to know the Kaupapa of Māoriland. Nau mai, haere mai, everyone welcome.
For enquiries contact:
E: [email protected] M: 022 3953920