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Opportunities & Proposals

Matariki Exhibition 2023 – Call for Applications

Ngā Toi Māori

Nāia te reo rāhiri ki ngā ringa toi, ki ngā ringa auaha ki te whakapiripiri mai ki Te Matatiki Toi Ora ki te whakaatu atu ngātahi ai ā koutou nei taonga, hei oranga mō te tangata. Tēnā, rarau mai, tahuti mai!

Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre is calling for expressions of interest from emerging and early-career Māori visual artists, to showcase their works in a group exhibition. This will run two weeks over Matariki 2023 in conjunction with Te Matatiki Toi Ora Matariki Festival, from the 3 July to the 16 July.

The curatorial theme is a focus on storytelling and navigating time, embracing the philosophy of the past and present unfolding in front of us, walking backwards into the unknown future.

“Ka Mua, Ka Muri”

With the foundation of a tuakana/teina relationship, you will have the opportunity to exhibit alongside established Māori artists who will show works from pivotal moments in their past. These will be in conversation with your works from the present, responding to the changing times and how you relate to the world around you today. This is a broad theme and open to individual interpretation – we are interested in your unique view and voice.

Artist’s work may be for sale during the exhibition, Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre will take a commission of 20%.

Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre

Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre is a hub for diverse creative expression in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Over two-thirds of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora site has now been rebuilt, strengthened and restored after the devastating earthquakes of 2010-11. We care for our heritage buildings as a place where creative endeavour and entrepreneurship can thrive.

Artists will receive the opportunity of:

  • Exhibiting in a group show
  • A commission of 80% on the sale of work
  • Opportunity to present an artist talk

Te Matatiki Toi Ora will provide:

  • The venue for the exhibition
  • Support with install and deinstall of work
  • An opening event
  • Staffing throughout the exhibition
  • Cost of transporting works to and from the exhibition.

For any enquiries, please email ngahinab@artscentre.org.nz


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