Barry Te Whatu Barry Te Whatu CREDIT: Moari Art Market
Jo Kingi Jo Kingi CREDIT: Moari Art Market
Para Machitt Para Machitt CREDIT: Moari Art Market
Moari Art MARKet Invitation Moari Art MARKet Invitation CREDIT: Moari Art Market

Maori Art Market Now Open

Thursday 6 October 2011, 8:46AM
By Maori Art Market


The biggest ever showing of contemporary Maori art from more than 250 Maori painters, clay and glass workers, carvers, jewellers, ta moko, musicians, story-tellers and film-makers goes on display
at the biennial MAORI ART MARKet at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua City will open its doors to the
public tomorrow at 9.30am.

MAORI ART MARKet creative director Darcy Nicholas said the event was a coming together of artists
from all parts of New Zealand and from North America, Japan and Australia.

“For many MAORI ART MARKet is a reunion, but it is also wonderful to see established
contemporary Maori artists meeting up with new and emerging artists who are still early in their

“Being together in such large numbers is helping build the momentum for the contemporary Maori
arts movement,” Mr Nicholas said.

Only 20 minutes from downtown Wellington with plenty of parking. Catch the Airport Flyer bus or
go by suburban train. Doors open from 10am each day. Adults $10. Children U18 and Kaumatua $5.
Daily family passes $25. A rare chance to meet and talk to 200 contemporary Maori artists.