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.


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
Nāku te kaupapa, māu e tāniko 22 October  Te Manawa, Palmerston North Mixed
Te Pakihīkura Toi 2021 02-07 November Ōpotiki Community Arts Centre Mixed
Te Rerenga 05-19 November Waiwhero campus Raranga
Kaiao 01-20 November Hastings Community Art Centre  Mixed
Pae Kouka - Whirikoka 17 November Whirikoka Campus, Gisborne Mixed
He Kei Aku Ringa 19-22 November Hastings Raranga
Te Mouri 20 November Ōtautahi Raranga
Te Kohihokianga 22 November Waikato  Mixed
Te Awa Whiri Toi 22-26 November Whanganui Raranga
Mauri Ora 3/4 December Heretaunga Mixed
Taku Rourou 14 Nov- 7 Dec Porirua Rauangi

Where COVID-19 restrictions apply, some of these exhibitions will be made available digitally.


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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