For an authentic Māori Indigenous experience of wairua (spirit) and mauri (essence) Toi Matarau is the gallery to visit.
Nestled within the vibrant Māoriland Hub, Toi Matarau presents ‘Toi Matarau ki Kapiti,’ an annual showcase of the Kapiti Arts Trail. This exhibition is a celebration of local artists, individuals connected to Kapiti, and the broader Māoriland community.
Toi Matarau ki Kapiti:
• Opening Event: November 3 – 6:30pm-9pm
• Exhibition dates: November 4-5 & 11-12 – 9am-5pm
A Toi Iho™ awarded and endorsed gallery, Toi Matarau is a beacon of high-quality, genuine Māori art. It houses a collection of original artworks and exclusive collectibles that captivate the senses and ignite the aesthetic palate. Founded to support the descendants of Ngāti Raukawa, Te Ātiawa, and Ngāti Toarangatira, Toi Matarau extends its welcoming embrace to artists from Aotearoa, the Pacific, and Turtle Island.
In ‘Toi Matarau ki Kapiti,’ a tapestry of sovereign storytellers manifests their creative dreams in unique and extraordinary ways, reflecting their deep connections to Home and Land on the Kapiti Coast and beyond.
This year, Toi Matarau spotlights new artists, joining the ranks of esteemed Indigenous creators such as Sonia Snowden and Darcy Nicholas. Within this diverse Indigenous artspace, long-standing resident artists like Michel Tuffery, Maria Brockhill, and Jane Hakaraia share their brilliance. The gallery also proudly features the works of international Indigenous artists from Turtle Island, including Noel Herkes Tekai, Carly Treece, Venaya Begaye, Karen Aguilar and others.
Visitors to Toi Matarau can anticipate encountering a rich array of artistic expressions, from Uku (clay) and Raranga (weaving) to Pounamu, Whakairo (carving and sculptures, including light sculptures), Waituhi (paintings, prints, fine art, and digital prints), and textiles. Additionally, the gallery offers a selection of publications authored and crafted by Māori artists, along with merchandise and more.
Step into Toi Matarau and discover a one-stop destination for unique designer jewellery, handmade body adornments crafted from imaginative materials, locally upcycled and harvested, catering to all tastes and preferences.
See our range of art online at: https://toi.maorilandfilm.co.nz/