The Toi Māori Aotearoa office will be closed again today, 15 November 2016. We will look to update everyone tomorrow.
Following last night's earthquake, the Toi Māori Aotearoa office will be CLOSED today.
We thrilled to announce the launch of our Tai Ahiahi///Tai Awatea programme, commencing with a workshop in December, and culminating in our symposium of June 2017. Registrations for the December event are now open, so please click here for more information.
Last night we launch the Maori Art Market for 2016 at the Wharewaka in Wellington. We were joined by a number of guests who have been involved with Maori Art Market in the past and now into the present. We are incredibly excited to be hosting the Maori Art Market again this year.
Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th December
Wharewaka o Poneke
TUWHARE: THE CONCERT
Alongside the Maori Art Market will feature the show TUWHARE: THE CONCERT which features poetry from revered author, Hone Tuwhare, lovingly set to music by some of NZ's top recording artists.
Friday 9th December, 7.30pm
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to TUWHARE: THE CONCERT
We are also featuring PANGO/BLACK by Atamira Dance Company. This is a work that is based on the meditation of space in Te Kore. 60 minutes of dance, light and sound in a conceptually designed space by award winning designer Rawstorne studios, live guitar by Shayne Carter, and Taonga Puoro played by master player James Webster. Choreographed by Moss Patterson in collaboration with performers; Andrew Miller, Arahi Easton, Eddie Elliot, Emmanuel Reynaud, Luke Hanna, & Roymata Holmes.
Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to PANGO/BLACK.
To find out more information about Maori Art Market please click here to visit the Maori Art Market website.
This year, we celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Toi Māori Aotearoa. It is a hugely important and significant milestone for the organisation to see where it is we have come from, and where we intend to go to moving forward. We also use this opportunity to acknowledge the people that have come before us. Last night, alongside the launch of the Maori Art Market, we used this opportunity to acknowledge these people.
Please click here to view some images of the launch.
Below is a video of just a few things that Toi Māori Aotearoa has been involved with and achieved over the past 20 years.
This year's National Māori Writers Hui was held at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Wellington over the past weekend. We had roughly 80 attendees throughout the course of the weekend. We were thrilled with the turn out and the support and passion for the success of Māori writing in Aotearoa.
We were able to participate in the large diversity of Māori writing forms from fiction, to poetry, to screenwriting to writing i roto i te reo Māori. We were also able to witness some awesome perspectives from our keynote speakers - Paula Morris, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, and Anita Heiss who all set the scene for some informative kōrero for writers at all stages of their careers. We hope that the programme was able to inform, "inspire" and help guide the writers who attended but also those who weren't able to attend the hui as well but have a genuine interest in Māori writing.
To see the programme for the hui please click here. Images of the hui will be available very soon.
We hope to see the momentum created from the larger national hui transfer to the hui we hold in the near future.
Thank you to everyone who attended the National Māori Theatre Hui at Waipapa Marae in Auckland. The hui brought together a large contingent of people involved in Māori theatre throughout Aotearoa. We networked, sang, discussed, presented and overall, enjoyed our time together at the hui this year. We had roughly 70 attendees at the hui across the entire weekend, a great turn out.
Moving into the future, the attendees of the hui discussed during the "Moving Forward" panel, a "where to next" scenario. It was identified that there was a need for more strategy around Māori theatre and that a larger collective could form to help inform this process.
Toi Māori Aotearoa are incredibly happy with the drive and determination created by the collective of Māori theatre practitioners and artists that were willing to contribute to the bigger picture of the arts in Aotearoa. We look forward to moving forward with these new outcomes and initiatives from the hui.
To view images and the programme from the hui please click here.
We look forward to another exciting National Māori Theatre Hui in the near future.
Registrations are now open for the National Māori Writers Hui!
The National Māori Writers Hui is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in the world of Māori writing. This year's theme for our hui is about international connections. The hui comprises of keynote speakers, workshops and other interesting elements.
The hui will take place at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Wellington on the 14th - 16th of October.
Full registration = $50.00
Student discount = $25.00 (ID must be provided)
Programme is now available.
Please click here to go to the registrations page.
Registrations are now open for the National Māori Theatre Hui!
The hui aims to gather Māori Theatre practitioners to network, discuss and workshop issues pertaining to Māori Theatre in Aotearoa.
The hui will take place at Waipapa Marae in Auckland on the 16th - 18th of September.
Full registration = $30.00
Student discount = $15.00 (ID must be provided)
A programme for the hui will be announced very shortly. Please keep an eye on our website and through our social media outlets to keep up to date.
Please click here to go to the registrations page.
After 5 years, we’ve finally decided that our website needs a little bit of a make-over – well, maybe a big make-over.
Toi Māori Aotearoa New Zealand is now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and we thought that this would be the best time to launch a new look.
In this new website, we have tried to think about what our users need – accessibility and information. Of course these are not innovative – our old website did this, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t improve it. So what’s new about it…
The first thing you’ll notice is the new visuals. Our old website was very “earthy” and focused more on the artworks and the events. While that is an important part of Toi Māori, it doesn't quite reflect us. Now, we aspire to bring Māori art to the world through supporting, developing, and inspiring both artists and local and international audiences. With this, we decided that we should focus, not only on the artworks, but also the people involved in our activities - be it artists, volunteers, or general audiences.
You might also notice images a bit bigger. This is because we want these images to shine. We want our website to feel more lively, we will be changing the splash images every couple of months, depending on projects we’re working on.
The new website now has a Resource page which contains valuable information about Māori art, culture, and opportunities within the arts. This feature is on its early stages, but we envisioned it to contain information about education, funding opportunities, media releases, publications, and more. If you have any websites or resources that can be added to our resource area, please contact the office!
Events and Community Programmes
Do you have a Māori arts event? Do you have an opportunity for Māori artists? We would love to hear more about what is going on in our community, so please send us in any information that you have so that we can list it. We are working towards letting you do it yourself, but we would still like to know what is out there.
Let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear your feedback.