`The Toi Iho artists below are established, experienced Māori artists who have high-quality creative expressions and who epitomise the best of our culture. We are proud to promote and affiliate the Toi Iho brand with the artists listed. 

There are over 100 artists listed here whose practice falls within one of the following categories:

  • Taonga Tuku Iho for those who have passed away, 
  • Te Ara Whakarei or Lifetime Awards, and
  • Te Ara Hoe newly assessed and accredited artists.  

 

TOI IHO ARTISTS (Updated 18 June 2022)

TAONGA TUKU IHO

Buster Black  Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rangi, 1932-2007 Visual arts Painting

Cath Brown QSM Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Moke, 1933-2004 Raranga expert and leader

Nancy Brunning  Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tūhoe  1971-2019  Performing Arts, Theatre, Film

Sir Hekenukumai Busby KNZM MBE  Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu 1932-2019 Traditional Navigation and Waka Hourua  

Te Aue Davis CNZM OBE JP Ngāti Uekaha, Ngāti Maniapoto 1925-2010 Raranga leader and expert

Pakariki Harrison QSO  Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga 1928-2008 Whakairo, Master Carver, Te Waka Toi Kaumatua and Leader of the Toi Iho Design Team. 

Erenora Puketapu-Hetet  ONZM JP  Te Āti Awa 1941-2006 Raranga leaders and expert, Te Waka Toi Kuia and Member of the Toi Iho Design Team

Hone Papita Raukura (Ralph) Hotere ONZ Te Aupōuri 1931-2013 Visual Artist, Painter, Sculptor

John Hovell. Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou. Kōwhaiwhai, Traditional Painter. 1937-2014

Keri Hulme Kai Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Author, 1947-2021

Muriwai Ihakara. Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino.  Performing Arts Leader and Judge, Te Tumu Whakahaere Māori,  Te Waka Toi, CNZ  1959-2022

Dr Moana Jackson Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu 1945-2022 Writer, Constitutional Lawyer, Advisor to Toi Iho Charitable Trust

Hohi Ngapera Te Moana (Keri) Kaa Keri  CNZM QSO Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, 1942-2020. Author – Te Reo Maori  

Wi Kuki Kaa.  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu.  1938-2006 Performance. Film, Theatre, Television 

Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira DNZM  Ngāti Porou, 1932-2011 Educator, Linguist, Writer, Visual Artist, Painter

Dr Jonathan Mane-Wheoki CNZM Ngāpuhi, Te Aūpouri, Ngāti Kuri, 1943-2014. Te Waka Toi Member of the Toi Iho Design Team. Academic

Paratene Matchitt  Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Whakatōhea 1933-2021 Sculpture, Visual Arts Painter

Hepi Maxwell Te Arawa, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, 1950-2022. Traditional Carving in wood bone and stone – pounamu-jade. 

Hirini Melbourne ONZM Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu 1949-2003 Revival of Māori Culture and Māori Music, Te Waka Toi and member of the Toi Iho Design Team.

Mereta Mita  Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāi Te Rangi,   1942-2010. Film maker, Documentaries, Producer, Mentor, lived in Hawaii from 1990-2010

Manos Nathan Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, 1948-2015  Uku, Clay Te Waka Toi and member of the Toi Iho Design Team. 

Buck Nin Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa 1942-1996 Visual Arts Painter 

Don Selwyn ONZM Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri 1935-2007 Performing arts, Theatre, Film

Marina Sciascia  Ngāti Kahungunu, Porangahau 1942-2022  Traditional Performing Arts, Writer. Te Waka Toi and member of the Toi Iho Design Team

Riria Smith  Ngāti Kurī, Pohutiare, Te Aupōuri 1935-2012 Raranga           

Emily Schuster OBE QSM Te Arawa1927-1997, Raranga Leader and Expert

John Scott  Te Arawa, Taranaki, 1924-1992  Award-winning architect.     

Diggeress Te Kanawa CNZM QSO Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Kinohaku 1920-2009 Raranga Expert and Leader

Hamiora Te Hau o Te Rangi (Ching) Tutua  Ngāti Awa, 1933-2008 Whakairo, Master Carver, Mataatua Cultural expert.

Hone Peneamine Anatipa Te Pona Tūwhare  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kororkoro, Ngāti Tautahi, Te Popote, Uri-o-Hau 1922-2008  Poet, Writer

Colleen Waata-Urlich ONZM Te Popoto o Ngāpuhi ki Kaipara, Te Rarawa, 1939-2015  Uku, Pottery, Clay 

Dr Ngapo Wehi   Te Whakatohea,  Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngapuhi, Te Whānau a Apanui,  Ngati Kahu  1934-2016  Traditional performing arts. 

Dr Pimia (Nen) Wehi MNZM QSM Rongowhakaata me Te Whakatōhea,  1929-2011 Traditional performing arts. 

Marilyn Webb. ONZM Ngāpuhi, Te Roroa 1937-2021 Printmaker 

Dr Cliff Whiting  ONZ Te Whānau ā Apanui, 1936-2017, Whakairo, Master Carver, Painting 

Arnold Manaaki Wilson MNZM QSM  Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Tarawhai, 1928-2012 Whakairo, Master Carver, Sculpture, Painting

 

TE ARA WHAKAREI – LIFETIME MEMBERS

 

* ADORNMENT, ORNAMENTATION

Stacy Gordine  Ngāti Porou, Te Puia Tumu, Traditional Whakairo,  carving, pounamu-jade, wood and bone, Te Puia Master Carver

Hera Johns. Contemporary clay

Gina Matchitt  Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa, Ngāti Ngahere, Whakatōhea, Traditional Jewellery, Raranga, Visual Arts

Alex Nathan MNZM Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Traditional Jewellery, in wood, bone, stone and notably silver  

Amy Patena Ngāti Haua, Te Rangitaupi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahaauwera,  Traditional jewellery (Amy P Jewellery, Hastings)

Tania Tupu Ngāti Porou, Traditional Jewellery      

Wendy Whitehead Ngāti Porou, Traditional Jewellery

Charlie (Chas) Raponi Wilson  Te Arawa, Traditional carving pounamu-jade and bone

Areta Wilkinson Ngāi/Kai Tahu, Ngāti Irakehu, Ngāti Wheke,  Traditional Jewellery

 

* COLLECTIVES

Mata Aho Collective – Award-winning

Dr Maureen Lander, MNZM Te Hikutu, Te Roroa, Ngāpuhi,  Raranga, Weaver, Sculptor, Award-winning Multi-Media Installation Artist, Raranga, academic,  Leader of Mata Aho Collective

Erena Baker,  Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Visual Arts, Photography 

Sarah Hudson, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Pukeko, Visual Arts

Bridget Reweti, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi  Visual Arts

Terri Te Tau, Rangitāne o Wairarapa Visual Arts

Atamira Dance Company – Award-winning

Jack Gray,  Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu  Māori Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer, Writer, Founder and Artistic Director Atamira Dance Company Y2000

Ngā Kaihanga Uku, Clay Art, Ceramics

Paerau Corneal, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui a Paparangi, Contemporary NZ Ceramics, 

Davina Duke,  Ngāti Wai, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rehua, Patuharakeke, Contemporary NZ Ceramics, 

Amorangi Hikuroa  NZ Ceramics

Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa, Ngāti Pikiao, Te-Roro-o-Te-Rangi, Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa, Award-winning Senior Contemporary NZ Ceramics, Foundation Uku member

Baye Riddell  Ngāti Porou, Te-Whānau-a-Ruataupare,  Award-winning Senior Contemporary NZ Ceramics, Foundation Uku member

Dorothy Waetford  Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu. Contemporary NZ Ceramics

 * CONTEMPORARY DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY

Moana Nepia. Ngāti Porou. Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer, Visual Artist, Curator, Painter, Video Artist

* DESIGN/ MULTI MEDIA

Charlotte Graham Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Tamaoho Multi Media

Lonnie Hutchinson. Ngāi Tahu,  Samoa,  Traditional Kōwhaiwhai Paper/ wood filigree Artist

Tyrone Ohia Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Award-winning Graphic Designer

Neil Pardington Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Award-winning, Graphic Designer, Photographer          

Lisa Reihana MNZM Ngāpuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngai Tu,  Multi-Media, Award-winning, international and national Senior Visual Artist

Carin Wilson Ngāti Awa, Tūhourangi, Designer, Architect, Furniture maker, Sculptor

Dr Johnson Witehira  Tamahaki, Ngāi Tū-te-auru, Award-winning Graphic Designer, Writer, Researcher, Academic                                                                                                   

 *GLASS           

Te Rongo Kirkwood. Glass

Claudine Muru  Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Te Arawa, Tapuika, Ngāi Te Rangi, Blown Glass and Visual Artist

 

 * ILLUSTRATORS

Gavin Bishop Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Illustrator, Writer

Te Maari Gardiner Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whākaue,  Ngāti Raukawa,  Graphic Designer,  Illustrator

 

* LITERATURE

Karl Chitham  Ngāpuhi, Writer Reviewer, Curator, Museum Director

Reuben Friend.  Ngāti Maniapoto,  Writer Reviewer, Curator, Museum Director

Dr Patricia Grace DCNZM  Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Āti Awa, Senior Author/ Writer

Dr Witi Tame Ihimaera  DCNZM QSM Ngāti Porou,  Senior Author, Writer

Sir Hirini Moko Mead KNZM Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tūhourangi Senior Writer, Historian, Anthropologist, Artist, 

Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM   Tainui, Tuhoe, Senior Writer, Historian, Documentary Film Presenter

Apirana Taylor Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, and Ngāti Ruanui, Senior Writer, Poet

John Broughton  Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Author, Playwright Theatre

Professor Deidre Brown  PhD Ngāpuhi, Author, architect, art historian, curator

Associate Professor Ngarino Ellis  PhD Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, Author, art historian

Briar Grace-Smith ONZM Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Author, playwright, Actor

Hone Vivian Kouka MNZM Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Raukawa,  Author, playwright

Robert Sullivan Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Hau, Kāi Tahu, Author, Poet, Academic 

 

* MUSICIANS 

Ngahiwi Apanui  Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe, CEO Te Taura Whiri, Contemporary Māori Music

Ruia Aperahama  Ngatipikiahu, Ngāti waewae, Ngatitutemohuta, Turangitukua, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Wheeru, Pohutiare, Ngāti Kurī, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Whātua. Musician, Composer

Whirimako Black MNZM Ngāti Tuhoe, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau–ā-Apanui. Senior Musician 

Horo Horomona  Ngāouhi, Taranaki and Ngāti Porou. Musician, composer, Traditional Māori musical instruments – Tāonga pūoro 

Moana Maniapoto MNZM Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Senior Musician Singer- Composer, Award-winning TV Presenter Te Waka Toi and member of the Toi Iho Design Team. 

Warren Maxwell.  Ngāti Whare, Ngāi Te Riu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Tūkairangi,  Senior Musician 

Dame Hinewehi Mohi DNZM Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe. Senior Musician, Producer

Deborah Wai Kapohe. Te Ātihaunui-ā-Papārangi,  Musician, Opera Singer songwriter, Contemporary Māori music 

Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead PhD, DNZM, MNZM, Ngāi Te Rangi  Classical Composer of Orchestral works, Operas, Vocal and Instrumental works, Ensemble works.

 

* PERFORMERS, THEATRE, FILM, TELEVISION

Joe Harawira. QSM  Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Arawa,  Tūhourangi, Kapa haka, Traditional Performing Arts Leader, Indigenous Storyteller/ Tikanga

Trevor Maxwell  MNZM Ngāti Rangiwewehi,  Life member of Te Matatini, Kapa haka, Traditional Performing Arts Leader,

Wetini Mitai-Ngatai  ONZM Whakatōhea, Te Arawa, Kapa haka Traditional Performing Arts Leader,

Hon Dr Tā/ Sir Pita Sharples KNZM CBE Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Te Kikiri o te Rangi, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Academic, Politician, Kapa haka, Traditional Performing Arts Leader,

Cliff Curtis Te Arawa, Ngāti Hauiti,  Award-winning Actor, Producer, Stage/ Screen, Co-owner of Whenua Films

George Henare CNZM.CBE Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine,  Award-winning Actor Stage/ Screen

Rachel House  ONZM Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga, Award-winning Actor, Stage and Screen Director.

Heperi Mita (son of Mereta)  Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāi Te Rangi, Documentary Film maker, Writer, Director

Jim Moriarty MNZM Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kahungunu, Actor, Stage/ Screen,  Director.

Temuera Morrison MNZM Te Arawa, Ngāti Wkakaue, Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rarua, Award-winning Actor. Singer, Stage/ Screen

Rena Owen  Ngāpuhi, Award-winning Actor, Stage/ Screen, Writer, Director, Producer

Rawiri Paratene CNZM Ngāpuhi  Award-winning Actor. Stage/ Screen Director. Writer.   

 

*PHOTOGRAPHERS & FILM MAKERS

Norman Heke Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Te Arawa,  Award-winning Photographer

John Miller Ngāitewake-ki-Uta, Uritaniwha, Ngāti Rehia, Ngāpuhi, Award-winning Photographer

Toby Mills Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāiterangi  Award-winning Film /Documentary maker             

Fiona Pardington MNZM Kāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu Award-winning Photographer

Dr Natalie Robertson  Ngāti Porou,  Award-winning Photographer

Taika Waititi  Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Oscar-Winning  Filmmaker and Documentary Director, Writer, Producer, Actor

Gary Whiting. Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Photographer, Filmmaker, new Computer Technologies

 

* WHAKAIRO SCULPTORS & CARVERS

Chris Bailey  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Paoa, Te Aupouri, Sculptor, Tohunga Whakairo

Todd Couper Ngāti Kahungunu  Sculptor/ Carver in wood, bone, and stone

Fred Graham Tainui  ONZM Ngāti Koroki Kahukura,  Senior Sculptor

Brett Graham  Tainui, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Award-winning Sculptor,  Carver, Installations 

Rangi Hetet  ONZM Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Maniapoto,  Tohunga Whakairo, Master Carver, 

Eugene Kara  Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Pāhauwere, Ngāti Tipa, Ngāti Kōata, Ngā Rauru, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa,  Multidisciplinarian Carver in  wood, bone and stone, and Bronze Sculptor

Riki Manuel  Ngāti Porou,  Tohunga Whakairo, Moko, Carver

Dr Takirirangi Smith, Ngāi Tūmapuhia,  Tohunga Whakairo, Traditional Navigation

Clive Fugill  Tainui and Ngāti Ranginui, Tohunga Whakairo.  Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute

Lyonel Grant  Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao, Tohunga Whakairo, Master Carver, 

Ross Hemera  Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Sculptor/installation

Rex Homan  Te Rarawa, Ngāti Paoa, Te Atiawa,  Carver, Contemporary wood artist

Ana Iti   Te Rarawa, Sculptor 

Professor Robert (Bob) Jahnke PhD.  ONZM Ngāi Taharora, Te Whanau a Iritekura, Te Whanau a Rakairo o Ngāti Porou, Sculptor, writer, curator, academic

Eugene Kara (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Tīpā, Ngāti Koata, Ngā Rauru, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Carver, Sculptor 

Wiremu Ngakuru  Ngāpuhi,  Wood Carver

Professor Michael Parekowhai  Ngāriki Rotoawe, Ngā Ariki, Ngāti Whakarongo, Award-winning Sculptor, Multimedia artist

Professor Kereti Rautangata  Tainui, Te Arawa, Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Mahanga, Ngāti Tipa, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Pukenga,  Carver,  Tohunga Whakairo

James Rickard  Tainui, Ngāti Porou, Tohunga Whakairo 

Jacob Scott  Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Sculptor, Architectural  Designer, Carver

Blane Te Rito  Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Wairoa, Carver.

Roi Toia  Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Contemporary Carver

Nick Tupara  Ngāti Oneone, Tohunga Tā moko, Painter, Curator

Allen Wihongi  MNZM Ngāpuhi, Tohunga Whakairo, Master Carver

Warren Warbrick  Rangitāne ki Manawatu, Hineaute, Te Rangitepaia Carver, Taonga puoro

 

* TĀ MOKO

Mark Kopua  Ngāti Ira/Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Porou, Tohunga Tā Moko

Christine Harvey  Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga, Tā Moko

Rangi Kipa.  Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama ki te Tauihu, Tohunga Ta Moko/Carving/ / Sculpture/Adornment

Tā Derek Lardelli  Rongowhakaata, Tohunga Tā Moko/Carver

Julie Paama-Pengelly  Ngāiterangi  Tā Moko/ design/ multimedia

Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku MNZM   Tainui, Tuhoe, Writer, Researcher, Academic,  Senior Māori Arts Advocate

 

* WAKA. Traditional navigation

Stan Conrad  Te Aupōuri,  Traditional Navigation, Te Aurere Waka Hourua Ocean Voyaging Captain 

 

 *VISUAL ARTISTS

Dr Sandy Adsett  MNZM Ngāti Pahauwera, Ngati Kahungunu,  Senior Painter, Senior Māori Arts Advocate and Educator

Hiria Anderson  Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura, Ngāti Rereahu, Painter

Gabrielle Belz   Ngāpuhi, Te Ātiawa, Painter, Printmaker, Curator

Israel Tangaroa Birch. Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tawake, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka. Painter, etching, grinding and shaping stainless steel

Nigel Borell  MNZM Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Painter, Curator, Writer, Māori Arts’ Advocate

Shane Cotton  ONZM  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha.  Award-winning Painter 

Vanessa Wairata Edwards. Ngāti Tuwharetoa. Visual Artist, screen printing 

Elizabeth Ellis (Mountain)  CNZM JP Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Takimoana, Ngāi Tāne, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kuta, Painter, Arts Advocate, Te Waka Toi and Toi Iho Design Team 

Darryn George  Ngāpuhi, Visual Artist. Painter

Steve Gibbs,  Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Rongowhakaata,  Painter 

Star Gossage. Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Ruanui,  Painter

Faith McManus. Printmaker

June Northcroft Grant  ONZM Te Arawa,  Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Wāhiao,  Painter, Māori Arts’ Advocate 

Ayesha Green  Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Painter

Chris Heaphy  Ngāi Tahu, Painter

Andrea Hopkins Tainui, Pare Hauraki, Visual Artist.

Lonnie Hutchinson  Ngāi Tahu, Visual Artist, Painter

Robyn Kahukiwa  Ngāti Porou.  Māori Arts’ Advocate, Senior Visual Artist, Painter

Emily Karaka  Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Akitai Waiohua, Te Ahi Waru, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Tahinga (Waikato), Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi,   Painter

Simon Kaan   Ngāi Tahu, Painter

Natasha Keating  Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngāi Tuhoe, Te-Ati-Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Paint and Ink Artist 

Lorraine King  Kowhaiwhai

Mere Lodge (Harrison)  Ngāti Porou, Visual Artist Painter, Sculptor

Hemi MacGregor  Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe. Painter and Installation Artist, Sculptor 

Aaron McTaggart   Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangiwewehi.  Visual Artist.  Painter.  Sydney based. 

Hiwirori Maynard  Rongowhakaata,  Painter, Graphic designer, Kapa Haka

Selwyn Murupaenga  Ngāti Kuri,  Senior Painter, Sculptor

Reuben Paterson Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngai Tūhoe, Tūhourangi. Visual Artist,  Painter, Sculptor          

Julie Paama-Pengally  Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tuwhiwhia, Visual Artist, Painter, Writer, Curator, Ta Moko

Maakarita Paku   Ngāpuhi, Visual artist, Curator, Toi Matarau Gallery, Administrator Māori Filmland 

Dr Benjamin Pitman ONZM  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hao, Te Parawhau, Ngāti Hau, Painter, Writer, Toi Iho Secretary/ Trustee 

Aimee Ratana  Ngāi Tuhoe  Visual Artist,  Painter, Photography, Fibre Arts

Saffron Te Ratana Ngāi Tuhoe.  Visual Artist,  Painter. 

Toi Te Rito Maihi. Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kāhungunu. Visual Artist, Senior Painter   

Professor Kura Te Waru Rewiri  Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Rangi,  Senior Painter

Associate Professor Peter Robinson  Ngāi Tahu, Visual Artist, Painter

Tawera Tahuri Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi, Te Whakatōhea, Ngā Uenuku, Ngā Tūwharetoa,  Visual Artist, Painter 

Professor Ngataiharuru Taepa  Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa, Visual Artist,  Kowhaiwhai Painter

Saffron Te Ratana  Ngāi Tuhoe, Painter/installations

Professor Huhana Smith  Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Te Rangitāwhia, Te Mateawa, Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti, Visual Artist, Curator 

Gary Whiting  Te Whānau ā Apanui,  Visual Artist, Video

Dr Haare Williams  MNZM Ngāi Tuhoe, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki,  Māori Artists’ and Writers Advocate, Poet, Storyteller, Visual Artist, Painter 

 

 * RARANGA, WEAVING,  FIBRE ART

Tangimoe Clay  Te Whakatōhea,  Weaver

Hinemoa Harrison   Mangamuka,  Senior Distinguished Weaver/ Tukutuku

Te Hemo Ata Henare. Ngāti Hine.   

Matekino Lawless QSO  Te Arawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Whawhakia, Senior Distinguished Weaver

Christina Hurihia Wirihana   Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whawhakia, Tainui, Te Arawa, Ngāti Rangiunora, Senior Weaver/ fibre

Kahutoi Te Kanawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Curator, Weaver/ fibre artist 

Sonia Snowden  Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kuta,   Senior Distinguished Weaver

Donna Campbell  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui, Weaver

Bethany Edmunds  Ngāti Kurī,  Weaver, Textile artist

Glenda Hape. 

Amanda Haylings. 

Moana Harrison  Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga, Weaver

Veranoa Hetet  Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Āti Awa,   Weaver, Teacher, Tukutuku

Kataraina Hetet   Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Āti Awa,  Weaver

Ngahina Hohaia. Te Āti Awa,  Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto, Weaver, Contemporary Poi, Visual artist

Fiona Jones. 

Medina Koni. Ngāti Hoa, Te Popoto, Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Kaharau, Ngāpuhi.  

Toi Te Rito Maihi  Ngā Ipu, Ngāi Te Apatu o Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Hao o Taitokerau,  Senior Distinguished Weaver. Painter. Visual artist. 

Aroha Stephanie Mitchell. 

Hectorina Mulligan  Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata,

Teresa Murray   Te Arawa.  Ngāi Ngāraranui, Ngāti Rangitihi, Weaver.

Rānui Ngārimu. ONZM  Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutungā.  Senior Distinguished Weaver

Donna Tupaea-Petero  Ngāti Tiipa, Tainui, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa, Weaver 

Fiona Walker-Jones. Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri,  Weaver.

 TE ARA HOE

 TE ARA HOE – ACCREDITED category to be established in 2015- ‘Warrior artists’ assessed on application.  Criteria: the artist must be established with a substantial body of high-quality work and be well known nationally.

Chris Bryant-Toi  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruawaipu, Te Ahi-kāinga-roa, Visual Artist. Sculptor. Art Educator. Writer. Curator.

Tamara Grant, Xabilities,  Uenuku, Ngāti Tamakana, Ngāti Tama, Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Hikairo.  Visual Artist, Graphic Designer

Pip Lewis  Tuwharetoa, Ngā Ruahine, Tuhourangi, Visual artist.

Michelle Mataira  Ngāti Kahungunu, Curator, Visual artist

Tracey Morgan.  Te Atiawa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Raranga Weaving

Lisa Tamati   Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa,  Goldsmith, jewellery.

Michael Crowley  Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Visual Artist, Painter

 

CURRENT RETAILERS

Wairau Māori Art Gallery Shop (inside the Hundertwasser Art Centre, Whangarei.).

 

RETAILERS FOR RENEWAL

FHE Gallery, Auckland /update

Kura Galleries, Auckland and Wellington. /update

POI Room, Auckland  /update

Toi Gallery, Waiheke Island. /update

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. /update

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. /update

City Gallery Wellington. /update

 

 

 

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