Nick Tupara, Te Ara Hoe

Iwi and hapu affiliation: Te Arawa, Mataatua, Horouta, Takitimu Waka

Nick has been an active artist for 25 years. He began as a carver and this has influenced his Ta Moko and Tattoo work, all of which in recent years has collectively impacted on his painting and printmaking.

He is bound to his Maori cultural and applies this to all that he does, including working in the conservation and preservation of Maori cultural collections and heritage.

Nick is Te Ara Hoe, a New artist of Toi Iho.

Chris Bailey

Bailey embarked on a journey of discovery in his thirties learning both his Maori language and culture. This involved returning to the various Marae of both his parents and his study at Auckland University where he learnt traditional material working techniques, this learning set him on the path to working full time as a sculptor which he has done since 2004 with much success both nationally and internationally.

Born 1965 New Zealand sculptor Chris Bailey is of both Maori and Irish descent with ties to the iwi of Ngati Hako, Ngati Paoa,Te Aupouri and Ngati Porou.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Chris Bailey – Turangawaewae, FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2012 Nga Korero Tupuna solo show, FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2011 Chris Bailey – New Works, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
2010 Chris Bailey – New Works, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
2009 Chris Bailey – New Works, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
2008 Mana Whenua, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Motuaarairoa , FHE Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2006 Chris Bailey- New Works, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, NZ

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia
Show and Tell, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2014 Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia
Te Toi Hou – Contemporary Maori Art, Northart, Auckland, NZ
2013 Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Mini Masterworks 4 , Spirit Wrestler Gallery , Canada
Whatumanawa, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
Auckland Art Fair, FHE Gallery, Auckland , NZ
2012 From A Distance group show, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington,NZ
Matariki, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
The Review, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2011 Headland Sculpture On the Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ.
2010 Moko Suite – Marti Freidlander/ Chris Bailey, FHE Galleries,
2009 Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
53rd Venice Biennale – St Maddalena Church, Venice, Italy
NZ Room. Collaboration with Creative NZ. June – November
6×6 International Carving Symposium, Lake Serraia, Baselga de Pine, Italy, August
Mini Masterworks III , Spirit Wrestler Gallery , Canada, October
2008 Mana Whenua, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, March
Mini Masterworks II , Spirit Wrestler Gallery , Canada, March
Te Kahui o Matariki, group show and book launch,
Motuaarairoa Solo Show, FHE Galleries, Auckland, June
Tiny Treasures, De Young Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA,
Sculpture Onshore Sculpture Symposium, Takapuna, ,NZ, November
2007 Maori Mark, The Wellington Event Centre, Wellington
Mini Masterworks, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, August

2006 Chris Bailey- New Works, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, January
Art Out There Exhibition, Waiheke Island, Sculpture in the landscape,
Creative NZ Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, November
Pacific Edge 2006 The Art Bungalow, Kerikeri, February
Taatai Tupuna, Matariki exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery,
APEC, virtual exhibition, August 2006 – 2007
2005 Toi Maori- The Eternal Thread Exhibition, Yerba Buena Centre for Arts, San Francisco, USA,
Toi Iho Exhibition ,Te Papa, NZ National Museum, NZ

ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 Winner James Wallace Trust New Zealand Sculptor for Sculpture By The Sea Bondi, Australia.
Semi Finalist – IAPA International Public Art Award for South East Asian Region
2011 Runner up – Peoples Choice – Headland Sculpture On the Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ.
2009 Selected to provided work for
53rd Venice Biennale – St Maddalena Church, Venice, Italy
NZ Room. Collaboration with Creative NZ. June – November
2005 Selected by Creative NZ, NZ Arts Council to develop new collection’s of works

SELECTION OF COMMISSIONS

2014 Mata Kupenga, Public Sculpture for Auckland City Council at Waiheke Public Library, Waiheke Island, Auckland.
2013 Marama, Private Investor, Lake Hayes, South Island , NZ
2013 Te Ngahu Ngahu, Hei Matau Lodge, Waiheke Island, NZ
2011 Pou Tu Te Rangi, Public sculptural installation for Britomart Art Trust, Britomart Precinct, Auckland, NZ
2009 Kaitiaki, Public art work, Baselga De Pine, Italy
53rd Venice Biennale – St Maddalena Church, Venice, Italy
NZ Room. Collaboration with Creative NZ. June – November

FILMS

2010 Chris Bailey – Ringa Whao Documentary about Chris Bailey
2011 Discovering Britomart, Rongo Productions
2011 Headland – Where Nature Meets Sculpture , Rongo Productions

BOOKS

2008 ‘Te Kahui o Matariki’ looking at recognized Maori artists. Libby Hakaraia & Colleen Urlich. Penguin. P. 14-15
‘Hauraki Gulf’, Ian Robinson, Bateman. P. 86-87
‘Important NZ Art Works’, Webbs

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.