Toi Whakarākai – Weaving Exhibition

Toi Whakarākai – Weaving Exhibition May/June/July 2019. .

Elegant, beautiful, stylised, contemporary and utterly captivating. These are just some of the words that spring to mind, when you walk into the world of Māori weaving that is on show at the Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom gallery.

Toi Whakarākai is an in-depth overview of intricate works created by tohunga, or masters, and students of the weaving and carving schools of Te Wānanga o Raukawa. The Toi Whakarākai programme has built a reputation for combining traditional styles with contemporary innovation.

Some pieces in the Exhibition can be worn for ceremonial purposes, giving mana to the wearer. Others are created more as art pieces, and resonate with works that are shown in the Piriharakeke museum next door.

Come and immerse yourself into traditional weaving technologies, wrapped in modern and innovative styles. Learn more about one of Aotearoa’s outstanding art forms.

Some of the artists: Sonia Snowden, Elaine Bevan, Karl Leonard, Tracey Pātete, Hinepuororangi Tahupārae, Pip Devonshire
Some of the works: Pureke / Hieke / Pihepihe / Kākahu
Curator: Pip Devonshire


  • Friday, 03 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - Saturday, 03 August 2019 | 04:00 PM


Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 92 Main Street, Foxton 4814  View Map

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