Celebrating student success: Ringa Toi exhibition 2017

Issue: Volume 96, Number 13

Posted: 24 July 2017
Reference #: 1H9ded

Teachers and students are encouraged to visit a free exhibition celebrating the bright future of Toi Māori.

A public exhibition will showcase the artwork of secondary school students with a focus on Toi Māori.

This year’s national Ringa Toi Student Exhibition will be held at the Asteron Centre, Wellington. Hosted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the exhibition celebrates the work of secondary school students working towards achieving NCEA Levels 1–3 with a focus on Toi Māori.

The work on display will be at Excellence level and will showcase a range of Māori art forms including raranga, kākahu (wearable art), tukutuku, tāniko, whakairo, kōwhaiwhai, mahi-tā (paint, print, spray), uku, whakapakoko (sculpture) and mahi-matihiko (digital).

The inaugural exhibition was launched last year with over 40 works. NZQA Chief Executive Karen Poutasi says Toi Māori is recognised as a vehicle to enhance student achievement and encourage retention at school. “It also provides a platform where the use of mātauranga Māori is advanced and Māori learner success is accelerated.”

The exhibition will be open for school groups and the public to view from Wednesday 20 September to Sunday 24 September.

Entry is free and NZQA encourages teachers and students to come along and experience the artwork on display and learn more about the future of Toi Māori.

If you are interested in submitting material for inclusion in the exhibition, please complete and submit the Registration of Interest form available on the NZQA website by Friday 11 August.

For more information, or to arrange a school group visit, please contact Tracey Morgan on
(04) 463 4279 or tracey.morgan@nzqa.govt.nz


BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 6:00 AM, 24 July 2017

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