Tena koutou mo tenei wa Kirihimete me te Tau hou


Rau rangatira ma o te AO TOI,

Tena koutou mo tenei wa Kirihimete me te Tau hou.

Ki a ratou kua mene ki te Po i tenei tau, Moe mai, Moe mai.

Ki a tatou e noho ora nei, kia tupato, kia kaha, ki te tiaki nga tamariki, mokopuna, me nga kaumatua, o nga whanau, mo tenei wahanga o te tau.

Otira,  ko te wawata, ka ahei koutou katoa, ki te waihanga nga mahinga Toi mo te Tau Hou e heke mai nei.

Nga manaakitanga me te Rangimarie ki a koutou katoa.

Nga mihi nui me te aroha,

To our respective artists of Toi Iho.

Christmas and New Year Greetings to you all.

To those who have passed away this year, Rest in Peace.

For the living, keep safe and well to care for our children, grandchildren and the elders of our families, at this time of year.

Needless to say, it is hoped that you will all continue to create more wonderful and inspiring works for the New year.

Blessings and Peace be with you all.

Love and best wishes

Mere Harrison Lodge, Ngati Porou, and Elizabeth, Sandy, Moana, Robert of the Toi Iho Charitable Trust

Rangi Kipa

Te Kahui Maunga •  Hei Tiki (corian)

Rangi Kipa is an Artist whose sculpture, carvings and tā moko are at the forefront of contemporary Māori art that challenges boundaries, creates dialogue, traverses the art/object divide and confronts the modern world that we live in as Māori and non-Māori.

Paerau Corneal

Ngā̃ti Tuwharetoa, Ngā̃ti Uenuku • Mana Whenua I & II (clay)

Paerau graduated with a Diploma in Craft Design-Māori in 1990 from Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua.

She currently tutors in ceramics at Te Puna Toi, a Māori visual arts program of Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Palmerston North. She is a member of Ngā Kaihanga Uku, a national Māori clayworkers’ group; Kauwae, a Māori female artists’ group, and Nga Wahine Kai Whakairo, a national Māori women’s carving group.

Paerau’s work portrays Māori women as strong, enduring and as diverse as the carved female forms within the whare whakairo (carved house). She uses hand-building techniques to create her figurative forms and includes woven muka (flax fibres) and raranga (weaving) in her vessel forms.

Her work has been exhibited in Home Made Home(1991) at the City Gallery Wellington, Kurawaka (1994) at the Dowse Art Museum, and Treasures of the Underworld at the Expo 92 exhibition in Seville, Spain. Other exhibitions include Sisters/Yakkananna/Kahui Mareikura (2002) in Adelaide, Australia, and Kiwa-Pacific Connections (2003) in Vancouver, Canada

Carin Wilson

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rongomai • Kei Te Pai (totara & steel)

Carin Wilson has been designing and making furniture and interiors at Studio Pasifika in Auckland for over 20 years. A regular exhibitor, his work has been recognized with several grants and awards and is held in public and private collections in five countries. He has an Honorary Diploma in Art & Design and has assisted in the design and the implementation of several tertiary art education programmes.

New Direction for Maori Trademark

Media Release | 22 September 2011

The toi iho trademark of quality and authenticity is up and running again under a new entity, Toi Iho Kaitiaki Incorporated (TIKI). The trademark was initially launched under Creative NZ in 2002 but has been transferred to TIKI after Creative NZ made a decision to disinvest in it in 2009.

TIKI comprises a collective of Māori artists, curators and supporters of toi iho who are committed to managing the future promotion of quality and authentic artworks under the Toi iho trademark.

TIKI is currently involved with the co-ordination of toi iho supported artworks in a number of VIP lounges at Rugby World Cup stadiums throughout the country.
The co-ordinators include a number of Māori art specialists.

Professor Bob Jahnke, Kaiwhakaahua, Massey University, College of Māori Visual Arts has been responsible for the overall co-ordinaton of regional coordinators and curators to select high quality artworks for display in the VIP lounges.

“The opportunities that have arisen through the revitalization of toi iho are a great opportunity to promote and re-visit the quality and authenticity factor and acknowledge the value of recognising Māori artists and their works to a worldwide audience,” said Jahnke.

VIP Coordinator at Rugby New Zealand 2011, Jane Mather, says the motivation for the VIP lounge project with TIKI, was to showcase a New Zealand flavor as well as the quintessential Māori factor to an international audience.

Toi Iho sets sail in Waka Maori

Media Release | 22 September 2011

An elite line up of Māori artists aligned to toi iho: the Māori trademark of quality and authenticity, will be showing their work with Kura Gallery from October 13 – 23, in the much publicized Waka Māori on Auckland’s waterfront and Rugby World Cup’s Fanzone.

Sandy Adsett, Clive Fugill, Steve Gibbs, Gordon Hatfield, Ross Hemera, Moana Maniapoto, Hepi Maxwell, Baye Riddell, Paerau Corneal, Sonia Snowden, Colleen Waata-Urlich, Cliff Whiting, and Robyn Kahukiwa will no doubt impress both local and international viewers.

Long established, and located in both Auckland and Wellington, Kura Gallery owner Jude Dods and Vicky Thomas manager of the Auckland gallery say they have always valued the authenticity of works from Māori artists as identified with their link to the toi iho trademark, hence their excitement to see it up and running again.

Since October last year, the toi iho trademark of quality and authenticity has been managed under a new entity, Toi Iho Kaitiaki Incorporated (TIKI). The trademark was initially launched under Creative NZ in 2002 but was transferred to TIKI after Creative NZ made a decision to disinvest in it in 2009.

As well as the line up of Māori artists showing in Waka Māori, others including Chris Bailey, Te Rongo Kirkwood and Carla Ruka, are showing artworks in the Eden Park Rugby World Cup VIP lounges as part of a TIKI and Rugby New Zealand 2011 coordinated project.

Professor Bob Jahnke at Massey University, Sandy Adsett and TIKI trustees: Ata Te Kanawa, Editor of TU MAI magazine and Elizabeth Ellis secured the opportunity to work with Rugby New Zealand 2011 VIP coordinator, Jane Mather in early June.

Using TIKI’s network, the project enlisted regional coordinators and curators to find artists with high quality artworks for display in VIP lounges across the country.

And at the newly opened Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, the work of toi iho supported artists, Ralph Hotere, Fred Graham, Arnold Wilson, Shane Cotton, Para Matchitt, Michael Parekowhai are being exhibited.

Even the new Te Wao Nui at Auckland’s  Zoo shows the works of Lyonel Grant, Manos Nathan and Bernard Makoare including the 7m tall sculpture at the entranceway.

In his exhibition entitled ‘ Re-patterning at Parnell Road’s artisgallery, toi iho advocate,  furniture and interior artist, Carin Wilson presents his new work until Oct 13.

“Toi iho is all about a trademark of Māori authenticity and high quality and Auckland is a wonderful city that is especially enjoying the fruits of these talented artists. TIKI is taking a new direction with new perspectives to highlight and promote the quality factor of authentic Māori art,” says TIKI’s Chair, Elizabeth Ellis.

For more information contact:
Chair of Toi Iho Kaitiaki Incorporated Trust
Elizabeth Ellis
– 021 624 459

Image: Collen Waata-Urlich  Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Toa
Raranga Pattern Vessel (clay)

Artwork Supported by Toi IhoTM Māori Made Trademark of Authenticity and Quality