Toi Matarau at Māoriland

Wednesday 18 March, 1-4pm, Māoriland Hub

Thursday 19 March – Sunday 22 March 10-4 pm, Māoriland Hub

Meet traditional and contemporary artists from the far North to the deep South of Aotearoa. Toi Matarau is a home for exponents of toi Māori to connect, be inspired and inspire others.  Tuhi, whakairo, whakarākai, toi moko, whatu, raranga, whakaari, waiata, kiriata, te reo Māori and pūrākau can all be observed and enjoyed at the Māoriland Hub.


An exhibition of toi Māori by local artists (ART Confederation) and from across Aotearoa.  Toi Māori in this exhibition range from; photography, portraiture, weaving, fibre art, textile design, quilting, fashion, digital art, 3D painted wood carving, pastel, paint, ink, carving, clay, lino printing, sculpture, screen printing and jewellery design.

Toi Matarau includes a number of Toi Iho™ licensed artists such as master weaver Sonia Snowden of Ngāpuhi (2019 Te Waka Toi recipient of Te Tohu Toi Kē o Te Waka Toi).  


The tradition of storytelling embedded in skin has been superbly revitalised.  Experience toi moko with practitioners of Te Kāhui Torea at the Māoriland Hub.  


Te Matatoki is a collective of some of our nation’s foremost carvers lead by Fayne Robinson and Lewis Gardiner (2019 Te Waka Toi recipient of the Manaaki Taonga Award). Te Matatoki will collaborate with carvers and students from Te Wānanga o Raukawa and work in wood and pounamu.  


Neke Moa (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Kai Tahu). Neke is a contemporary Māori jeweller working in pounamu, shell, stone and precious metals in residence at the Māoriland Hub. 


The Toi Whakarākai (Design and Art) weaving programme at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in collaboration with the Toi Matarau Gallery featuring exhibition taonga and demonstrations of weaving.


Awhina Osborne (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tukorehe).  The first rangatahi artist in residence at the Māoriland Film Festival, Awhina is an environmental artist specialising in the personification of the natural Māori world.  

Michael Angelo Burke (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe)  Creator of painted wood carvings, Michael paints 3D wildlife structures in medium to large scale.


Filmmakers also come to Māoriland to replenish their wairua. Their films screened at MFF2020 cover a range of emotional and psychological experiences. Some of their stories are intense and may affect sensitive members of the audience. 

Experience te mahi ā Rongo (wairua-guided offerings), wairākau rongoā (herbal remedies), haumiri (massage) and honohono (spiritual energy healing) in the Māoriland Rongoā space. Kaitiaki from the Rongoā Collective of the ART Confederation; the tribal region of Raukawa, Te Atiawa and Toa Rangatira will be in residence at Taringaroa next to Raukawa Marae on Saturday and Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Toi Matarau at Māoriland
Toi Matarau at Māoriland
Toi Matarau at Māoriland
Toi Matarau at Māoriland
Toi Matarau at Māoriland