Kia ora koutou,
The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) - Te Rūnanga Hautū Mātauranga Toi O Aotearoa invites those employed or studying in an education setting in New Zealand, to purchase Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art (RRP $65) at the following discounted prices, including postage.
· Secondary, Tertiary $48
· Primary, Intermediate, ECE, PRT, Student $28
· Area School $18
· Kura Kaupapa Māori $8
Based on the ground-breaking 2020-21 exhibition staged by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and edited by the show's curator Nigel Borell, Toi Tū Toi Ora tells the story of contemporary Māori art from the 1950s to the present day, with more than 200 works by 110 Māori artists. Distinct from the other art movements of Aotearoa New Zealand, contemporary Māori art occupies an unrivalled position in engaging with cultural histories and the role of Māori knowledge, continuing to invigorate discussions about identity and place.
A beautiful foreword by Moana Jackson and the author's informative introduction share the history of contemporary Māori art within a kaupapa Māori worldview. These are supplemented by a comprehensive chronology of contemporary Māori art by the exhibition's assistant curator Taarati Taiaroa, and detailed biographies for every artist, written by expert curators and art historians. The vast creativity and diversity within Māori art, is linked across time and place through the Māori creation narrative, which speaks of our celestial origins, understood as the realm of the gods or Ira Atua, which then connects to the terrestrial realm of humankind, Ira Tangata.
For more information about this amazing publication, and to order, visit https://www.anzaae.nz/order
Purchase Toi Tū Toi Ora | A Special Educational Discount from ANZAAE
Ngā mihi nui,
The ANZAAE Team
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators