Toi Matarau Gallery
Toi Matarau is located within the Māoriland Hub, He 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.
Toi Matarau is the expression of multi mixed media Māori art, encompassing disciplines both traditional and contemporary.
The concept of the gallery originated from the Māoriland Film Festival exhibition in 2019 and went on to become established as a permanent gallery.
Our primary focus is to support emerging, established and high profiled artists of the ART Confederation; Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira. This includes descendants and artists living in Ōtaki, on the Kāpiti Coast, in the greater Wellington Region, Horowhenua, Manawatū, Rangitīkei, Tararua as well as those living away from their home fires.
We also network and invite Māori and Indigenous creatives locally, nationwide and abroad to participate in kaupapa exhibitions and events.
68 Main Street
Gallery is currently closed to the public under COVID-19 restrictions.
Images published on this website are subject to legal copyright conditions. The reproduction of images or text without permission in writing from Toi Matarau Gallery on behalf of the author / artist or artist’s estate is prohibited.
From the Blog.
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 […]
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Ahuriri, Kai Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tuwharetoa Neke Moa is an Ōtaki based contemporary Māori jeweler and predominantly works with stone, pounamu (NZ jade) and locally sourced materials. In 2000 she gained a Diploma of Design and Art at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, furthering her studies at Whitireia completing a Bachelor of […]
Ngāti Maniapoto, Rarotonga, Niue, Tahiti Arumaki creates taonga pūoro (traditional musical instruments) and decorative Māori & Pacific art from clay both traditional and contemporary using natural, traditional and modern materials. He is mostly self-taught in regard to making and playing taonga pūoro, drawing inspiration from past and present practitioners. Recently he had the privilege to […]