KURA EXHIBITION at Aratoi, Masterton – MAURI ORA the essence of all things 17October – 4 December 2015

Mauri Ora celebrates the spiritual essence that gives life to all things. The exhibition embraces the notion that materiality is a core element in the subject matter and approach explored by Maori artists today. It will showcase the diversity of Maori cultural expression through a range of mediums, materials and techniques used in the pursuit…
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EXHIBITION Auckland – Te poupou Kapa Haka – A presentation of photographic works by Deane-Rose Ngatai

Deane-Rose is currently studying towards a Master of Design by project at Unitec undertaking the Awatoru pathway. The pathway offers an opportunity to undertake projects that contribute to the economic and cultural development of the Maori community, while employing kaupapa and matauranga Maori approaches. Deane’s project titled He reo, he tikanga e whare nei i…
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EXHIBITION AUCKLAND – TOIHOUKURA School of Maori Visual Art and Design – Gisborne

Opens Kura Auckland – 5.30pm Friday 6th December 2013 TOIHOUKURA An exhibition of new works by graduates and tutors. Click here to view exhibition artworks and opening on our facebook page On 1 January 2011, Tairawhiti Polytechnic officially merged with EIT Taradale becoming the off-site campus now known as EIT Tairawhiti. On the new organisational…
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Common Origin

An exhibition of oceanic inspired artworks Opening Friday 5th July 2013, 5.30pm Closing Sunday 4th August 2013 ALL WELCOME Featuring artworks by Wi Taepa Stevei Houkamau Victor Te Paa Tuigamala ‘Andy’ Tauafiafi Jaco Schmidt “A’ohe hananui Ka Alu’ ia” The Hawaiian proverb “A’ohe hananui Ka Alu’ ia” translated to mean “united we stand divided we…
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BNZ Matariki Celebration

A night of celebration was held on the 12th June 2013, to celebrate the beginning of Matari – Maori New Year. Sam Jackson from Port Nicholson Settlement Trust was the Kaumatua for the celebrations with many in attendance; including, Pierre Tohe, Head of Maori Business BNZ. With perfromances from the Nga Uri o Tamarau Kapa…
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Teko teko

Teko teko NFS – from the BNZ collection In September 1984, to mark the completion of the magnificent new BNZ Centre in Wellington, the Bank decided to purchase an important taonga Maori from overseas and return it to New Zealand. While the opportunity existed to commission a new artwork, the prospect of repatriating a taonga…
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Gordon Walters

Black and Red Oil on Canvas, 1971 NFS – from the BNZ Collection Gordon Walters is well known for blending Maori and European art. Growing up in Wellington, Walters first encountered Maori art at the Dominion Museum as a child, and throughout his life he was a passionate and respectful student of indigenous art forms.…
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WELLINGTON – Common Origin

OPENS 5.30pm, Friday 5th July An exhibition of oceanic inspired works by: Wi Taepa Stevei Houkamau Victor Te Paa Tuigamala ‘Andy’ Tauafiafi Jaco Schmidt Common Origins is an exhibition that brings together a group of like-minded artists exploring our common ancestry as indigenous peoples of Oceania. Not only is there a commonality in our ancestral…
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EXHIBITION AUCKLAND – TOIHOUKURA School of Maori Visual Art and Design Gisborne

Opens Kura Auckland – 5.30pm Friday 7th December 2012 TOIHOUKURA On 1 January 2011, Tairāwhiti Polytechnic officially merged with EIT Taradale becoming the off-site campus now known as EIT Tairāwhiti. On the new organisational structure, Toihoukura sits under the School of Māori Studies – Te Manga Māori, it continues to enjoy a high level of…
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The Art of Carving Three Kura Auckland’s 3rd Annual Carving Exhibition Kura Auckland Opening Thursday 8th  September 2011 LIVE CARVING AND TAA MOKO AT KURA AUCKLAND SEPTEMBER – Carving Thomas Hansen & Pita Broad 10 – 4pm       Fri 16th 10 – 4pm       Sat 17th 10 – 4pm       Sun 18th SEPTEMBER – Carving Dan Kirwan 10 – 4pm       Fri…
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The Art of Carving Two Kura Auckland’s 2nd Annual Carving Exhibition and opening celebration for our New Maori Art Space Kura Auckland Opening Thursday 4 November Click here to view Exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/official-opening-of-te-akau-at-kura-auckland-and-our-2nd-annual-carving-exhibition-te-toi-whakairo-rua-the-art-of-carving-two-november-4th-2010 Click here to view Lyonel Grants work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/lyonel-grant
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Te Toi Whakairo – The Art of Carving – Auckland

Carvings by James Atutahi, Jack Brooking, Dallas Crombie, Clive Fugill, Warren McGrath, Wikuki Kingi, Hepi Maxwell, Matt Smiler, Te Kuiti Stewart, Teraimana Tahiata, Kerry Thompson. Kura’s inaugural carving exhibition specifically created to showcase, promote and share the incredible knowledge, beauty and crafting skills of some of our most talented established and emerging contemporary Maori carvers.…
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Ideas of Beauty and Truth – Kura Wellington

New Works by ROBIN SLOW, DARRYL FROST and DEAN RAYBOULD Kura Gallery Wellington Opens 25 September Preview of some of Robin’s work:  http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/robin-slow-14 Preview of some of Darryl’s work:  http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/darryl-frost-3 Preview of some of Dean’s work:  http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/dean-raybould To join invitation list for this exhibition preview: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/home-menu/subscribe-to-mailing-list/ .
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Tapatoru – Wellington

Works by DORIAN BROWN – SAM FARQUHAR – MELISSA MCINTYRE Kura Gallery Wellington 5 April to 21 April 2009 view Wellington exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/tapatoru-exhibition-dorian-brown-sam-farquhar-melissa-mcintyre-wellington-gallery view Sam’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=39&submit=view
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Baye Riddell

New Works by ceramic sculptor/potter BAYE RIDDELL Kura Gallery Wellington Friday 10 October Kura Gallery Auckland Thursday 6 November View Wellington exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/702 View Auckland exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/baye-riddell-auckland-exhibition  
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New Works by ROZI DEMANT – SUE SYME – MIKE DEMANT Kura Auckland  24 July to 7 August 2008 View Sue’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/category/artists/sue-syme/ View Rozi’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/category/artists/rozi-demant/ View Mike’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/category/artists/mike-demant/
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Matariki – Seven Sisters

To celebrate the Maori new year New works by ANITA MITCHELL,  ANNABELLE BUICK, DEIRDRE NEHUA, ROBYN KAHUKIWA, SAM FARQUHAR, VANESSA EDWARDS & VICKY THOMAS Kura Auckland 12 June to 29 June 2008 view Annabelle’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=37&submit=view
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New works by multi media artists
Kura Gallery Wellington opens 26 September

Kura Gallery Maori New Zealand Multi Media Design Annabelle Buick Vicky Thomas