A major new toi Māori wānanga, Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga, is to be held in Tāmaki Makaurau to coincide with this winter’s Matariki. Hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, this Māori arts symposium will be held across two days, 15–16 June 2022.

Toi Te Kupu – to hold fast to the word, honour the word – and Whakaahuatanga – to transform and metamorphose – reflect the kaupapa and Māori paradigm for the wānanga, which places te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori – Māori language, culture, beliefs, values and practices – at its heart.

Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga aspires to celebrate and showcase the transformative power of mātauranga Māori, as expressed through art, exhibition-making and wider creative practices, while increasing the dialogue between Māori artists on what is critically important in contemporary Māori art today.

Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga is facilitated by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s Senior Curator, Māori Art, Nathan Pōhio, and supported by the Gallery’s Māori Advisory Committee, Haerewa. 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 04 April 2022