Māori and Pacific 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 or Pacific art, and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen.

Experience Te Papa’s magnificent collection of Māori taonga or Pacific art from past and present. Explore the special place that toi Māori (Māori art) holds in Māori culture. Alternatively, find out about customary art practices from the wider Pacific region. See how contemporary artists are inspired by cultural traditions. Use stencils, rubbings, collage and drawing to create your own group art work inspired by what you have seen.

Choose one option from two programme areas:

  • Toi Māori:Make a waharoa (gateway) for your classroom doorway inspired by

    kowhaiwhai, tukutuku and whakairo.

  • Pacific art: Make a Pacific wall hanging for your classroom inspired by tivaevae and tapa

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. Māori and Pacific Art programme information (PDF, 70kB)

 

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