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Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City

19 August, 2014

Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City

TSB Events Centre
13th – 16th November

The country’s largest art show, Toi Maori Art Market returns to Wellington City this November. Showcasing contemporary Maori visual art, this spectacular event will feature galleries run by the artists as well as an extensive public programme of Maori music, fashion, performing arts, food and wine.

General Manager for Toi Maori Garry Nicholas said the new funding partnership and return of the event back to Wellington City waterfront would enable further expansion of Maori Art Market Event on the national and international art scene.

This year’s show will comprise elements in the TSB Events Centre on Queens Wharf, at the Wharewaka near Frank Kitts Park and at Te Papa over a week-long festival running from the evening of Wednesday 12 November to Sunday 16 November 2014.

Toi Maori Art Market Creative Director, Darcy Nicholas said 200 established, mid-career and young artists will provide a showcase of the very best contemporary Maori visual art that will be on sale to the public.

The work will include paintings, ceramics, sculptors, carving, weaving, and jewellery. There will also be components of artists at work including ta moko, the performing arts with Maori opera, film and a fashion parade.

Three international artists exhibiting include Canadian First Nations sculptor Dempsey Bob, Native American clay artist and sculptor Lillian Pitt and Native American fashion designer Dorothy Grant. Also attending his 4th event is Nigel Reading, Director of Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver. This gallery is the most successful outlet for contemporary Maori art in Canada, USA.

“There will also be some surprises with invited New Zealand artists,” Mr Nicholas said. “One of the great things about Toi Maori Art Market is the accessibility for public to talk directly to the artists about the stories behind their work.

“It’s also a wonderful opportunity for artists at all levels to learn from each other and to meet curators and gallery directors.” Mr Nicholas said.

Tickets will be on sale soon, please check back at


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