This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in Palmerston North.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is unique in that we are the only tertiary provider offering a degree solely in the art of weaving worldwide.
The programme encompasses all aspects of Māori weaving, exploring the diverse range of customary practices from fibre weaving and plaiting to lattice-work. Throughout this journey, we maintain and teach the practices and techniques of our ancestors.
Our materials are all supplied by nature and it is the manipulation of these natural resources and some contemporary media that we are able to create the beautiful artworks you see in this exhibition.
“Te tuitui kia ranga ai ngā tikanga tuku iho o te ao tawhito ki ngā toi Māori o te ao hou.”
“Weaving ancient cultural traditions into the future of contemporary Māori art."