Taku Rourou

Toi exhibition

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi’
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

In the context of an exhibition ‘Taku Rourou’  is  each tauira and kaiako’s rourou (basket) of their toi journey through out the level 3 and  level 4 programmes. Everyone contributes their rourou to share, celebrate and inspire to ensure tauira and their mahi toi continue to thrive and inspire others.

Our tauira produced some amazing art work and explored various mediums. This exhibition was a celebration of their toi journey and an opportunity to virtually share their mahi toi with whānau and friends.

This is an exhibition of art works created by tauira from Toi Maruata Level 3 & Kāwai Raupapa Level 4.

Venue: Porirua Campus, Te Whare Ohia, Te Ao Marama building (13th - 20th November 2021).

Samoa and New Zealand

Artist: Manaya Lese

Title: Samoa and New Zealand

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Two cultures coming together. The kava is the mixture of who I am and my journey of discovering my whakapapa, and the essence of who I am becoming.


Artist: Whitney Simi

Title: Faiva

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

This art piece is a representation of my Tokelauan heritage. Although I haven’t been brought up with my language and traditional ways I am honoured to be a part of this culture. The islands Atafu (Dad) and (Fakaofo) mum are both sides of my family. The fish represents abundance, and the birds home. The fish hook is my brothers who have always been my protectors.

A Woman’s Journey

Artist: Nina NImarota

Title: A Woman’s Journey

Medium: Mixed media

He Tai 2021

Artist: Jack Kirifi

Title: He Tai 2021

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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