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.
|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|
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.