Toi Iho

Giving authenticity and quality to Māori arts

Toi Iho

Toi Iho artists are constantly in the news! MĀORI ART & MANATŪ TAONGA

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The Toi Iho Charitable Trust has been granted up to $200,000:

to establish an IP Advisory Team to question, challenge, report on cultural misappropriation and safeguard Mātauranga Māori,

to deliver skill development Wānanga for Toi Iho members,

to create a new updated website and

to revitalise the national Toi Iho trademark that verifies authentic, high-quality Toi Māori with a marketing initiative.

Members of the Toi Iho Charitable Trust met tonight 29 May 2023 welcoming the grant from MCH. We celebrated the proposed rejuvenation of this trademark of authenticity and high-quality Māori artists and Māori art and culture. Moana Maniapoto, Professor Robert Bob Jahnke, Dr Sandy Adsett, Elizabeth Hauraki and Elizabeth Ellis are highly delighted at the prospect of having the means to reach out and engage with established Tohunga Toi Māori, Te Ara Whakarei. They are the role models for emerging and developing Te Ara Hou rangatahi artists.

Te Toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder.