Māori Art 

Kahurangi 1988, Adsett, Sandy (1939– ), New Zealand. Purchased 1988 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa
Kahurangi 1988, Adsett, Sandy (1939– ), New Zealand. Purchased 1988 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

Explore toi Māori and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen.

Experience Te Papa’s magnificent collection of Māori taonga from past and present. Explore the special place that toi Māori (Māori art) holds in Māori culture. Learn what the symbols and patterns used in kōwhaiwai (painting) tukutuku (lattice panels) and Whakairo (carving) represent. Use this knowledge to create a collage and drawing using stencils and rubbings in the shape of a Waharoa (gateway) for your classroom - inspired by the toi Māori you see at Te Papa.

Programme information

Availability: Year round

Learning areas and strands:

The Arts – Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting

Social Science – Understand how cultural practices reflect and express people’s customs traditions and values.

Year level: Years 18

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (Teachers and parent helpers are free)

Full programme information: Essential reading prior to attending this programme. 

Download programme outline (PDF, 54KB)

 

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