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DISCOVER MĀORI ART AND ARTISTS
FROM TAURANGA MOANA

Te Tauranga Toi is Aotearoa's newest online Māori art gallery, with authentic artworks by emerging and established artists who share whakapapa or connection to Tauranga Moana

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Nau mai - welcome to Te Tauranga Toi

 

The name “Tauranga” is a Māori name, which means: safe anchorage or resting place. Te Tauranga Toi provides this place for the artistic expression of Tauranga artists. From here, artists extend to the world an invitation to their remarkable creative realm.

current exhibition:
whakaahua whakapapa - genealogical portraits

highlights from the exhibition

“Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe, te ao katoa! Artistic excellence captures the attention of the world!”
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Toi Iho Accredited
Toi Iho™ Māori Made

Te Tauranga Toi is proud to carry the Toi Iho Mark - the registered and globally recognised trademark of quality and authenticity of Māori art and artists. It is acknowledged as an exceptional cultural initiative by and for Indigenous NZ Māori by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.

 

Toi Iho distinguishes the work of Māori from others in the marketplace. It seeks to protect Māori art from misappropriation and copycat non-Māori. Rest assured - if you purchase mahi from this website - know that you are purchasing authentic Māori artwork and directly supporting the artist.

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Authentic Māori art, direct from the artist's hand to you
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