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.
Artist Profile – RINGA TOI
Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa
Hinauri is a weaver of garments based on traditional Māori clothing styles and form, specialising in whatu and tāniko. She has always been creative, at a very young age she had the desire to learn to weave but was too shy to ask anyone to teach her. Hinauri worked on a number of projects at primary, secondary and tertiary levels dabbling with weaving but nothing created on her own without guidance. She was later fortunate enough to share a time in her life closely connected to the Hetet whānau in Waiwhetu. Being around creativity and exposed to weaving clarified her desire to learn to weave even more. Through several opportunities her journey under the tutelage of Veranoa and guidance from Erenora, her journey as a weaver began.
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.