Ringa Toi Student Exhibition


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Ringa Toi is an annual exhibition that showcases the artwork of secondary school students with a focus on Toi Māori. Work displayed is at Excellence level, and showcases a range of Māori art forms including raranga, kākahu (wearable art), tukutuku, tāniko, whakairo, kōwhaiwhai, mahi-tā (paint, print, spray), uku, whakapakoko (sculpture) and mahi-matihiko (digital).

2018 Exhibition

The 2018 Ringa Toi Student Exhibition is on display in Wellington at the Asteron Centre, located on the corner of Featherston Street and Bunny Street.

The exhibition will be open for school groups and the public free of charge from Wednesday 19 September through to Friday 21 September.

Entry is free and NZQA encourages teachers and students to come along and experience the artwork on display and learn more about the future of Toi Māori.

Students will also be able to hear from noted artist, Darcy Nicholas who has been actively involved in the contemporary Māori art movement since the late 1960’s. He is a leading contemporary Māori painter, sculptor, writer, curator, events manager, and commentator on Māori issues and has exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia, Africa, United States, France, India, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada.

He will speak to students on Wednesday 19 September at 11am at the exhibition whilst painting on canvas.

Also speaking later in the day at 2pm is Professor/Ahorangi Derek Lardelli Of Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Konohi (Ngāi Te Riwai), Ngāti Kaipoho (Ngāi Te Aweawe)

Derek Lardelli is a prominent leader for Māori in the 21st century and arguably one of New Zealand’s finest and most diverse artists.

He is a leading tā moko designer, painter, carver, orator, graphic designer and educationalist, researcher, tutor, kapa haka champion, composer and writer of the All Blacks' haka Kapa o pango.

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