The Toi Iho artists below are established, experienced Maori 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, 
  • Te Ara Hoe who are new newly assessed and accredited artists.  

 

 

TOI IHO ARTISTS Updated 17 July 2017.

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TAONGA TUKU IHO

Cath Brown Ngāi Tahu, Ngati Moke, 1934-2004

Te Aue Davis  Ngāti Uekaha and Ngāti Maniapoto, 1925-2010

Pakariki Harrison  Ngati Porou ki Harataunga, 1928-2008

Erenora Hetet  Te Āti Awa, 1941-2006)

Hone Papita Raukura (Ralph) Hotere Te Aupōuri, 1931-2013

Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira  Ngāti Porou, 1932-2011)

Hirini Melbourne  Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, 1949-2003)

Manos Nathan (Te Roroa, Ngapuhi, Ngāti Whatua, 1948-2015

Don Selwyn  Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, 1935-2007

Riria Smith  Ngāti Kuri, 1935-2012           

Diggeress Te Kanawa Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Kinohaku, 1920-2009

Te Hau o Te Rangi (Ching) Tutua  Ngāti Awa, 1933-2008

Hone Tuwhare  Ngapuhi, 1922-2008

Colleen Waata-Urlich  Te Popoto o Ngāpuhi ki Kaipara, Te Rarawa,

1939-2015  Pottery, 

Ngapo Wehi   Te Whakatohea,  Ngai Tuhoe, Ngapuhi, Te Whanau a Apanui,  Ngati Kahu  1934-2016   and Pimia (Nen) Wehi  Rongowhakaataa me Te Whakatohea.    Traditional performing arts

Cliff Whiting  Whanau a Apanui.  1936-2017  Carving Painting 

 

 TE ARA WHAKAREI – Lifetime Members

 

* ADORNMENT, ORNAMENTATION

Stacy Gordine (Ngati Porou). Carving, jade and bone

Hepi Maxwell (Te Arawa, Ngati Rangiwewehi). Carving

Alex Nathan (Ngapuhi). Jewellery

Tania Tupu (Ngati Porou). Jewellery      

Wendy Whitehead (Ngati Porou). Jewellery

Charlie Wilson (Te Arawa). Carving jade and bone

Areta Wilkinson (Ngai Tahu, Ngati Irakehu, Ngati Wheke).  Jewellery

 * CONTEMPORARY DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY

Jack Gray (Te Aupouri)

* DESIGNERS/ MULTI MEDIA

Maureen Lander  (Ngapuhi, Te Hikutu) Multi Media

Lisa Reihana (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngai Tu). Multi Media

Carin Wilson (Ngati Awa, Tuhourangi). Design

Johnson Witehira (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hinekura Ngati Haua). Design                                                                                                                    

* CLAY ART, CERAMICS

Wi Taepa (Te Arawa). Ceramics

Baye Riddell (Ngati Porou). Ceramics

 *GLASS           

 * ILLUSTRATORS

Gavin Bishop (Ngati Mahuta (Tainui) and Ngati Pukeko, Ngati Awa). Illustrator

Te Maari Gardiner (Ngāti Tuwharetoa). Illustrator

* LITERATURE

Patricia Grace. (Ngāti Toa, Ngati Raukawa, Te Ati Awa). Author/ Writer

Keri Hulme (Kai Tahu). Author, Booker Prize 1985

Witi Ihimaera (Ngati Porou). Author, Writer

Ngapera (Keri) Kaa Keri (Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu). Author in Te Reo Maori.

Hirini Moko Mead (Ngati Awa). Writer, Historian

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Tainui, Tuhoe) Writer, Historian

Apirana Taylor (Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui, and Ngati Ruanui) Writer, Poet

John Broughton (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu) Author, playwriter

Deidre Brown (Ngapuhi) Author, architect, art historian, curator

Ngarino Ellis (Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou) Author, art historian

Briar Grace-Smith (Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai) Author, playwrite

Hone Kouka (Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Raukawa). Author, playwright

Robert Sullivan (Ngapuhi). Author, Poet

* MUSICIANS 

Ngahiwi Apanui (Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a-Apanui and Ngati Hine)

Ruia Aperahama (Ngatipikiahu, Ngati waewae,Ngatitutemohuta, Turangitukua, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Wheeru, Pohutiare, Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngati Whatua)

Whirimako Black (Ngati Tuhoe, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Ranginui, Te Whakatohea, Te Whanau–a-Apanui).

Horo Horomona (Nga Puhi, Taranaki and Ngati Porou)

Moana Maniapoto (Te Araw,a, Ngati Tuwharetoa)

Warren Maxwell.

Hinewehi Mohi (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tuhoe).

Deborah Wai Kapohe. Musician

Gillian Whitehead. Musician

* PERFORMERS

Joe Harawira. Storyteller/ tikanga

Trevor Maxwell (Te Arawa).  Kapa haka

Wetini Ngatai (Whakatohea, Te Arawa) Kapa haka

Pita Sharples (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Te Kikiri o te Rangi and Ngāti Pāhauwera) Kapahaka

Cliff Curtis (Ngati Hauiti, Te Aarawa) Actor, Producer

George Henare (Ngati Porou, Ngati Hine). Actor

Rachel House (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga). Actor, Stage and Screen Director.

Jim Moriarty (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kahungunu). Actor, theatre director.

Temuera Morrison (Te Arawa). Actor.

Rena Owen (Ngapuhi). Actor.

Rawiri Paratene (Ngapuhi), Actor. Director. Writer.

Nancy Brunning (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tūhoe). Actor. Director.                                                                    

*PHOTOGRAPHERS  FILM MAKERS

Norman Heke. (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu, Te Arawa) Photographer

John Miller. (Ngapuhi). Photographer

Toby Mills (Ngati Raukawa, Ngaiterangi) Film maker             

Fiona Partington (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Ngati Kahungunu) Photographer

Neil Pardington (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Kati Waewae) Photographer. Graphic Designer

Natalie Robertson (Ngati Porou). Photographer

Taika Waititi (Te Whanau-a-Apanui). Film maker

* SCULPTORS & CARVERS

Fred Graham (Tainui) Sculptor

Rangi Hetet (Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Ngāti Maniapoto). Tohunga Whakairo

Kereti Rautangata (Tainui). Carver

Riki Manuel (Ngati Porou). Carver

Hepi Maxwell (Te Arawa). Carver/ Pounamu

Takirirangi Smith. Tohunga Whakairo

Clive Fugill (Tainui and Ngati Ranginui). Tohunga Whakairo

Chris Bailey (Ngapuhi, Te Aupouri). Sculptor

Brett Graham (Tainui). Sculptor

Lyonel Grant (Te Arawa) Tohunga Whakairo

Todd Couper (Ngati Kahungunu). Sculptor/ Carver

Ross Hemera (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe, Waitaha). Sculptor/installation

Robert (Bob) Jahnke (Ngati Porou). Sculptor

Wiremu Ngakuru (Ngapuhi). Carver

Michael Parekowhai (Nga Ariki, Ngati Whakarongo). Sculptor

Jacob Scott (Ngati Tuwharetoa). Sculptor

Blane Te Rito (Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Wairoa). Carver.

Roi Toia (Ngapuhi). Carver

Allen Wihongi (Ngapuhi). Tohunga Whakairo

James Rickard (Tainui, Ngāti Porou). Tohunga Whakairo 

Warren Warbrick (Rangitane ki Manawatu, Hineaute, Te Rangitepaia) Carver, Taonga puoro

* TĀ MOKO

Mark Kopua (Ngati Ira/Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngati Porou). Ta Moko

Christine Harvey (Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga). Ta Moko

Rangi Kipa. (Te Atiawa, Ngati Tama ki te Tauihu). Ta Moko/Carving/ / Sculpture/ Adornment

Derek Lardelli (Rongowhakaata). Ta Moko/Carver

Julie Paama-Pengelly (Ngaiterangi). Ta Moko/ design/ multimedia

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Tainui, Tuhoe)

* WAKA. Traditional navigation

Hekenukumai Busby (Te Rarawa,  Ngati Kahu)

Stan Conrad (Te Aupouri)

 *VISUAL ARTISTS

Sandy Adsett (Ngati Pahauwera, Ngati Kahungunu). Painter

Gabrielle Belz (Ngapuhi, Te Atiawa). Painter

Nigel Borell (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ringinui). Painter

June Grant (Te Arawa) Painter

Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngati Porou) Painter

Emily Karaka (Waikato, Ngapuhi) Painter

Simon Kaan (Ngai Tahu). Painter

Paratene Matchitt (Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Whakatohea).  Painter

Benjamin Pitman (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hao, Te Parawhau, Ngati Hau). Painter                       

Kura Te Waru Rewiri (Ngati Kahu, Ngati Rangi). Painter

Selwyn Murupaenga (Ngati Kuri). Painter

Marilyn Webb. Printmaker

Israel Birch (Ngapuhi, Ngai Tawake, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Rakaipaaka). Painter

Shane Cotton (Ngapuhi). Painter

Darryn George (Ngapuhi) Painter

Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngai Tahu). Painter

Reuben Paterson (Ngati Rangitihi). Painter          

Julie Paama-Pengally (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngai Tuwhiwhia). Painter,Ta Moko

Peter Robinson (Ngai Tahu) Painter

Ngataiharuru Taepa (Te Arawa) Painter

Saffron Te Ratana (Ngai Tuhoe) Painter/installations

Haare Williams  Ngai Tuhoe, Te Aitanga a Mahaki  Poet, story teller, artist 

 * WEAVING,  FIBRE ART

Hinemoa Harrison (Mangamuka) Weaver/ Tukutuku

Maureen Lander (Ngapuhi). Installations/ weaving

Matekino Lawless (Te Arawa). Weaver

Christina Hurihia Wirihana (Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Maniapoto). Weaver/ fibre

Kahutoi Te Kanawa  Weaver/ fibre

Sonia Snowden (Ngati Wai, Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua, Ngapuhi, Ngati Kuta). Weaver

Donna Campbell (Ngapuhi, Ngati Ruanui). Weaver

Moana Harrison (Ngati Porou ki Harataunga). Weaver

Veranoa Hetet (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Maniapoto, Te Āti Awa).   Weaver

Kataraina Hetet  (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Maniapoto, Te Āti Awa).  Weaver

Toi Te Rito Maihi (Nga Ipu, Ngai Te Apatu o Ngati Kahungunu, Nga hao o Taitokerau).  Weaver. Painter. Visual artist. 

 TE ARA HOE

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

Chris Bryant-Toi (Ngāti Porou). Visual Artist. Sculptor. Art Educator. Writer. Curator.

Andrea Hopkins (Tainui, Pare Hauraki). Visual Artist.

Michelle Mataira. (Ngati Kahungunu). Curator, Visual artist

Tracey Morgan. (Te Atiawa, Ngati Toa, Ngati Tama, Ngati Mutunga). Weaving

Lisa Tamati. (Te Atiawa, Ngati Raukawa). Goldsmith, jewellery.

Nick Tupara (Ngāti Oneone). Ta moko, painting

Andrea Hopkins (Tainui, Pare Hauraki). Visual artist

Michael Crowley (Ngati Hine, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Tuwharetoa). painting

 RETAILERS

FHE Gallery, Auckland

Kura Galleries, Auckland and Wellington

POI Room, Auckland

Toi Gallery, Waiheke Island

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand

City Gallery Wellington

TRUSTEES TOI IHO CHARITABLE TRUST 2016

Sandy Adsett

Elizabeth Ellis

Robert Jahnke

Moana Maniapoto

Margaret Te Hiko

Associates:  Helen Harte, Shane Cotton

Legal Advisors- Moana Jackson IP- legal, Maui Solomon IP

Website and Facebook- Elizabeth Harte Administrator,  Ngarino Ellis Administrator, Moana Maniapoto

Chartered Accountants-  Hounsell Accounting Limited, Birkenhead, Auckland

Specifications for 2016 Toi Iho brand – Johnson Witehira,  Robert Jahnke, Sandy Adsett, Elizabeth Ellis

Charities Commission Liaison and Policy Writer – Margaret Te Hiko

Database – Elizabeth Ellis, Nigel Borell

 

 

 

 

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