Ngā toi Māori: Whenua and Whakapapa
5 August to 11 Feb
History / Toi Māori / Visual Art
ECE – Y8
Bring your students kanohi ki te kanohi with toi Māori. Every Māori artist in the Govett-Brewster Collection is represented in the Te Hau Whakatonu | A Series of Never-Ending Beginnings. This a wonderful opportunity to experience a huge range of styles and media and bring matauranga Māori into your classroom through art.
Māori artists use carving, paintings, photography and many other art forms to make connections between tangata and whenua. On our hikoi around the exhibition we collect symbols to represent us and our turangawaewae. Construct mixed media collages, ‘carving’ and colouring our personal family tree.
Share with students some artworks featuring in the exhibition.
Ngaahina Hohaia's Poi artwork Roimata Toroa
Para Matchitt's Whakapapa-IV
WharehokaSmith's Kureitanga II IV
Lisa Reihana’s Hinepukohurangi
Darcy Nicholas paintings
Click here for a virtual tour of the exhibition Brett Graham Tai Moana Tai Tangata created for schools.