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.
at the Māoriland Hub
68 Main Street Ōtaki
Opens March 24
11 am – 4 pm – Monday – Saturday
He mea tuku nā TOI MATARAU o MĀORILAND, CREATIVE KĀPITI me KIWIBANK
July 12 – August 6
CREATIVE KĀPITI GALLERY
Open 9am-4.30pm Monday To Friday
An exhibition of authentic Māori art featuring renowned Toi Iho™ artists Ngā Aho Whenua Residency Weavers – Pip Devonshire and Sonia Snowden artists of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira as well as invited leading and emerging artists.
Matariki te whetū o te tau
Matariki te ramaroa
Te whakamārama iho ai
I taku ara e
Artist Floor Talks, Saturday July 17, 1:30pm-4:30pm.
Exhibiting artists have acquired their mātauranga Māori knowledge and skills over many years. For many this will be a first, exhibiting in Paraparaumu. We are committed to increasing awareness and the importance of the Wharepora (domain of fine arts and textiles) across communities of Kāpiti, the greater Wellington region, Horowhenua and Manawatū. This includes the annual Te Roopū Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa Conference in Ōtaki over Labour Weekend.
— Maakarita Paku, Kaitiaki Toi of Māoriland and Project Curator
Tiaho Mai is the sixth exhibition inside Kiwibank Paraparaumu as part of Creative Kāpiti Art for Everyone programme, partly funded by Kāpiti Creative Communities Scheme.
‘The Creative Kāpiti philosophy is mā te mahi tahi, ka ora ai te iwi – by working together we move forward,’
— Jenna-Lea Philpott, founder of Creative Kāpiti.
Ngā Aho Whenua Residency
Threads of the land, weaving people, places, and ideas together forming a vibrant woven fabric to nurture future generations of weavers.
Ngā Aho Whenua is a 12-month residency with weavers Sonia Snowden (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua) and Pip Devonshire (Ngāti Raukawa). The aim of this residency is to enable our community to experience high-quality arts through interactions with two renowned exponents of toi Māori as they create new works.
This kaupapa is an expression of the trust’s commitment towards the first of many steps building succession; capability and capacity in the realm of Te Whare Pora, Whatu and Raranga. Specially designed to manaaki – provide administrative, curatorial and wrap-around support for the first Artist in Residence programme in the Toi Matarau Gallery, at the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki.
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.