Te Atinga (Contemporary Visual Artists)
Formed in 1987 as a committee within the Maori and Pacific Arts Council (MASPAC), Te Atinga develops projects that develop and promote contemporary Maori art through exhibitions, wananga (symposia), publications and artist networks operating within regional to international tribal or urban centres.
Te Atinga fosters the development of emerging and established painters, sculptors, clay-workers, print-makers, digital and multi-media artists.
Appointment of new members is by invitation of the committee in recognition of the artists' developing profile and artwork. Membership is voluntary with an expectation that support will be given to achieve the outcomes of the project.