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Tiaho Mai Exhibition (NEW DATES)

Creative Kāpiti Gallery inside Kiwibank Paraparaumu, Coastlands Mall
He mea tuku nā Toi Matarau o Māoriland, Creative Kāpiti me Kiwibank
Matariki te whetū o te tau

Matariki te ramaroa

Te whakamārama iho ai 

I taku ara e

A new collaboration between Creative Kāpiti, Māoriland and Kiwibank is bringing a stunning art exhibition to Paraparaumu as part of the Matariki, Lighting the Beacons Festival.  Tiaho Mai showcases authentic traditional and contemporary Māori artworks featuring renowned Toi Iho™ artists, Ngā Aho Whenua Residency Weavers – Pip Devonshire and Sonia Snowden, artists of the ART Confederation of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira as well as invited leading and emerging artists.

Tiaho Mai describes the action of rays of shining light, to be enlightened. Tiaho Mai is the sixth exhibition at Creative Kāpiti Gallery inside Kiwibank Paraparaumu as part of Creative Kāpiti Art for Everyone programme, partly funded by Kāpiti Creative Communities Scheme.

The Tiaho Mai exhibition will be of interest to serious collectors of Māori art and as part of Creative Kāpiti Art for Everyone programme, providing increased access to art in the community.  As the title Tiaho Mai suggests, we know that for many in our community, this will be an enlightening experience. Kiwibank has noticed a steady increase in non-banking visitors since the Creative Kāpiti Gallery launched in November 2020.  ‘We’re excited that Tiaho Mai contributes to our rautaki Māori, a national strategy defining Kiwibank’s engagement with te ao Māori,’ said Teahooterangi Pihama, Head of Māori Advisory.  ‘We are committed to building strong and meaningful relationships with Māori by normalising te reo Māori me ōna Tikanga and excited to host this collaborative exhibition with Creative Kāpiti and Māoriland.’

The exhibition is open July 12 – August 6, from 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday at Creative Kāpiti Gallery inside Kiwibank Paraparaumu, Coastlands Mall.

We have also just announced a new event to the exhibition – Tiaho Mai Weekend Artist Floor Talks, Saturday July 17, 1:30pm-4:30pm.
All artworks will be available to view and purchase online at: