Toihoukura – Wharehou
July 29 @ 7:00 pm - August 29 @ 7:00 pm
An exhibition of new works by students and staff from Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Art and Design
The Māoriland gallery Toi Matarau is to host the second of its 2020 Matariki exhibitions with new works from students of the highly respected Gisborne based art school Toihoukura.
The Gallery and online exhibition called WHAREHOU is showcasing emerging Māori artists and supporting the broader context of contemporary Māori art education and Māori art practice.
Up to 20 students and staff of Toihoukura will travel to Ōtaki to present the stories behind their new works created during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The kaitiaki of Toi Matarau, Maakarita Paku says WHAREHOU is a collection of 50 mixed medium artworks by 35 Toihoukura artists and will be Toihoukura’s first invitational exhibition in Ōtaki.
“It is an exciting opportunity to connect East Coast artists to artists here on our West Coast. We are honoured to be hosting Toihoukura at Toi Matarau.”
The Toihoukura students are from Certificate Year 1, Degree Years 1-3, Honours and Masters programs. Current tutors are Steve Gibbs, Erena Koopu, Makarini Solomon, Ayson Lewis, Melanie Baldwin, Ngaire Tuhua and Denise Te Hau. Featured in Wharehou is also Tā Derek Arana Te Ahi Lardelli KNZM who is widely respected as a tāmoko artist, painter, carver, kapa haka performer, composer, researcher and kaikōrero.
Wharehou opens on Wednesday 29th July at 7 pm at Toi Matarau gallery at the Māoriland Hub in Ōtaki village.
Opening hours are from Monday – Saturday 11 – 4pm through to August 29th
For those not able to attend the opening, there will be a live stream including a live performance by international award-winning taonga pūoro artist and practitioner, Jerome Kavanagh. Register to attend via Zoom.
- July 29 @ 7:00 pm
- August 29 @ 7:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Toi Matarau
- Toi Matarau