Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
7 or 9 stars of Matariki? check out the resources & ideas.
Are there seven or nine stars? The answer would impact on my resources and teaching. Matariki is not too far away and knew it was time to have conversations and reflect. Dr Rangi Matamua has been sharing a misconception that there are 7 stars when there are 9. In his book Matariki: the star of the year he explores questions like: What is Matariki? How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? The book is based on research and interviews with…
Matariki – Haiku Poetry Writing – Make a feather korowai
Celebrate the Māori New Year with this writing/art activity. Write a haiku poem on the feather template. Add colour and cut it out. Join the class feathers together to make a korowai (Māori cloak). Included: ♦ Haiku framework chart ♦ Example poem ♦ Feather template - with lin...
5 Ways to Introduce Matariki | Top Teaching Tasks
The celebration of Matariki, the Māori New Year, has grown in popularity in recent years. Read on to learn 5 ways to introduce Matariki in your classroom.
Collaborating with local children on "Woven Paintings"
It's been a total joy collaborating with 8 to 12-year-old kids from Orakei School. I think we've managed to create something uniquely kiwi with these three artworks.
Matariki – Colour the Stars
Celebrate the Maori New Year with this art activity - colour the koru stars. Two different templates. A fun colouring activity for New Zealand students during Matariki. Designed on A4 size paper. CLICK HERE to view more of my Matariki Resources. ******************************************...
Reweti Arapere: Rangimatua | The Dowse Art Museum
Reweti Arapere, Rangimatua, 2015. Blending customary whakairo (carving) and contemporary art, Reweti Arapere will build a giant pou representing a tiki out of cardboard for one of our galleries. Inspired by Māoritanga (Māori culture) and street art, Rangimatua (Sky Father), will be adorned with felt pens to depict the creation myth of the sons of Ranginui and Papatuanuku.
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia Orana and Welcome... Aotearoa / NZ, ORIGINAL, ART / PAINTINGS, Maori symbolism and Samoan symbolism, acrylic on recycled/reused canvasses/boards. MAORI AND SAMOAN DESIGN Resource Kits - cross-curricular, visual art teaching resources.