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A large-scale, woven installation that is suspended from above and spans a double-height gallery space with a wooden floor and white walls. Woven, grey and reflective tie-downs create shadows and reflections on the walls and floor.

Mataaho Collective: Te Puni Aroaro

Nau mai rā e te iwi e. Rarau mai ki Te Puni Aroaro o Mataaho! Whakakao mai, hau mai ki Te Whare Pora e karanga atu nei. He aho whakapapa, he iho roa. Hoki atu ki te aho tapu o Hine-te-iwaiwa. Whiria he takapau mō te ira tangata e.


Experience the ground-breaking artworks of Mataaho Collective – four wāhine Māori artists who have worked together for the last decade.

These monumental installations evoke the histories of water, light, atua, and wāhine Māori. Industrial materials reflect contemporary Māori experience, and showcase the ever-changing nature of customary textile practices.

Mataaho Collective: Te Puni Aroaro invites you into a space of focus, reflection, and layered narratives.

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  • When | Āhea 18 Dec 2022 – 28 Jan 2024
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • One artwork on the floor, without barriers
    • Seating
    • Floor of main gallery on Level Four has dappled light, and four lights set into it

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Please note: some parts of this exhibition are now closed. Takapau and Kiko Moana remain on display.


Making Takapau: Mataaho Collective discuss their monumental installation

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