Ngā toi Māori: Whenua and Whakapapa

5 August to 11 Feb
History / Toi Māori / Visual Art
ECE – Y8
90 mins 

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.

At school

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.