Ringa Toi Student Exhibition 2016: celebrating student success

Issue: Volume 95, Number 19

Posted: 25 October 2016
Reference #: 1H9d4x

For the first time, a public exhibition will showcase the artwork of secondary school students with a focus on Toi Māori, such as tukutuku and raranga.

NZQA is proud to announce the launch of the Ringa Toi Student Exhibition, which will be taking place at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Porirua Campus in early November.

A first time event, the exhibition will celebrate 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).

This celebratory initiative has been developed to enhance student achievement in Toi Māori. 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 in Te Ao Mārama Building, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Porirua Campus from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November.

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.

This exhibition complements NZQA’s annual Top Art exhibition and it is hoped that it may tour the country in a similar capacity in future.

For more information, or to arrange a school group visit please contact Anthony Karauria on (04) 463 4318.

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

Posted: 9:11 pm, 25 October 2016

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