Toi Matarau is a Māori art gallery located within the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki Aotearoa. At Toi Matarau the artist is part of a Māori collective encompassing disciplines both traditional and contemporary. It is a space where the art of tamariki is proudly displayed alongside some of our most venerated Māori artists.
The Māoriland Hub is a whare tapere – a home for the Indigenous, a home for the arts, a house of inspiration and storytelling where economic, social and cultural wellbeing is supported.
Te Kāhui o Matariki
Te kāhui whetū o Matariki, he huihuinga tātai i te rangi me te whenua.
The rise of Matariki marks a renewal of time and place, for people. With Te Kāhui o Matariki, leading Māori artists imbue contemporary and traditional artworks with a sense of respect and aroha for their late peers, friends and teachers: Te Aue Davis, Colleen Waata Urlich and Manos Nathan.
In addition, this month-long exhibition at Toi Matarau is a creative response to COVID-19 thanks to artists who fashioned new works during the recent national lockdown. “Stories, experiences, and memories of time, place and people, culminate with content creation, and new access that utilises digital technology.”
“Pūmanawa mai ai te aho tapu o te tangata; e kore e motuhia e ngā puna waihanga”
The Māoriland Hub is a home to the Māoriland Film Festival, Māoriland Charitable Trust and Toi Matarau Gallery.
It is a home for the Indigenous, a home for the imagination, a home for ideas and conversations – he whare taketake, he whare tapere, he whare kōrero.
It is open year-round in Ōtaki Village showcasing Indigenous creativity and innovation through film, art, technology, kōrero and more.
A drawcard for visitors to the Kāpiti Coast, the Māoriland Hub is a vibrant space to create, learn and be inspired.