Artist Profile – Neke Moa

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 Applied Arts in 2007.

Neke has exhibited widely throughout Aotearoa and internationally in Munich, Prague, Australia Thailand, Holland, Guam and London.

For the last 3 years Neke has taught shell craft in Fiji, Tonga and neighbouring villages around the Pacific where she continues to teach and learn as part of her art practice.