Toi exhibitions

Toi te mana, toi te whenua, toi ngā mahi toi, toi te tangata

Toi Māori is the foundation of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Our very first tauira trained in the disciplines of Whakairo, Raranga and Kōwhaiwhai. Under the guidance of master carvers, weavers and artists, they helped to build a beautiful marae with the skills they had developed.

Upcoming Toi exhibition dates

Take in the creativity and excellence of toi Māori and see how the traditions and techniques of our ancestors are used to tell the stories of today. Featuring artwork from the students, graduates, and tutors of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Exhibition Date Location Strands
Taukaea 7-16 November Galleria, Rotorua Mixed
Tauranga Moana 8-10 November Tauranga Moana Campus Mixed
Whakatane Toi 7-11 November Whakatane Campus Mixed
Whirikoka Toi 23 Nov - 7 Dec Whirikoka Campus, Gisborne Mixed
Kawerau Toi 28 Nov - 2 Dec Kawerau Campus Mixed
Te Honoitoi 5-9 December Roro Matua Gallery, Raroera pā Mixed

Previous Toi exhibitions 

Exhibition  Date Location Strands
Nāku te kaupapa, māu e tāniko 22 October  Te Manawa, Palmerston North Mixed
Pakihīkura Toi 2021 02-07 November Ōpotiki Community Arts Centre Mixed
Kaiao 01-20 November Hastings Community Art Centre  Mixed
Pae Kouka - Beyond the Boundary 17 November Whirikoka Campus, Gisborne Mixed
He Kai Kei Aku Ringa 19-22 November Hastings Raranga
He Kohikohinga 22 November Roro Matua Gallery, Raroera pā Mixed
Mauri Ora 3/4 December Heretaunga Mixed
Taku Rourou 14 Nov- 7 Dec Porirua Rauangi

What is Toi Māori

Māori and indigenous art is experiencing a surge of interest worldwide. Many recognise and appreciate the connections and stories told of unique cultures, their people and of the land. 

Our kaiako and tauira feel strongly connected to the visual language of their tūpuna, producing beautiful mahi toi that speak to their own time, their own places of belonging and the future of the artforms.

Toi exhibitions are an exciting opportunity for our tauira to showcase their artwork and for the public to see what is being created by up-and coming artists.

Some of our toi exhibitions provide you with the opportunity to buy artworks at a very reasonable price.

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