Ki mua, ki muri celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Toioho ki Āpiti, Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme, with artworks from past and current staff members.
Unique to Massey University, Toioho ki Āpiti privileges Māori visual arts, Māori language, Māori culture and Māori customs. The Toioho ki Āpiti pedagogical model for the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts is structured around Māori notions of mana whakapapa, mana tiriti, mana whenua and mana tangata.
The valued relationship with directors and staff, past and present, of Te Manawa has provided the public space in which we have been able to showcase Toioho ki Āpiti since 1998.
The exhibition of teachers’ work opens on 5 September in Gallery 1. On 15 November this is replaced with pieces by postgraduate and Masters students, and joined by undergraduates’ work in Gallery 3.