Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation, Level 5. Exhibiting Pou tokomanawa (carved centre post), 1800, Maker unknown, New Zealand Te Papa

Toi Māori: Contemporary and Customary Practices 

Examine ways in which contemporary artists reflect on, respond to, or transform customary practices and beliefs in their work.

Experience Te Papa’s magnificent collection of Māori art from past and present. Compare contemporary Māori art with customary taonga (cultural treasures). Investigate the ways in which contemporary artists connect with and draw inspiration from customary practices and beliefs – how they reflect on them, respond to them, or transform them in their work. Make a detailed study of one artwork in your visual diary or notebook, analysing the artist’s approach to cultural issues.

Toi Māori
The programme will include at least three to four artists from: Robyn Kahukiwa, Paratene Matchitt, Lisa Reihana, Brett Graham, Peter Robinson, Michael Parekowhai, Sandy Adsett, Buck Nin, Shane Cotton, Selwyn Muru, Arnold Wilson, Reuben Paterson, Pei Te Hurinui Jones, Fred Graham.

NCEA achievement standards 2011

Visual Arts
Level 1 – 1.1
Level 2 – 2.1
Level 3 – 3.1

Art History
Level 1 – 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6
Level 2 – 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Level 3 – 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Programme information

Availability: From Term 3, 2012 

Year level: Years 9 13

Duration: 90 minutes

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

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