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Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti

Lecturer - Maori Visual Arts

School of Art

Poutanauaki, Administrator

School of Art

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • 1) Creative NZ Quick Response Grant $7250 awarded to develop artworks for the exhibition Te Marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing our Kahungunu History (ORO#); 2) Earle Creativity Trust Visual Arts Grant $10k awarded to Bridget Reweti, Terri Te Tau and Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti for the development of art works for the exhibition Taipo at Te Manawa Museum of Art and History (2014); 3) Te Waka Toi, Emerging Māori Artist Award, Creative NZ $5k. One of two recipients awarded each year. Previous recipients include, Nigel Borell, Ngahina Hohaia, Reuben Friend and Ana Marie White; - Creative NZ (CNZ); Earl Trust; Te Waka Toi (CNZ) (2012)
  • 1) Massey University Māori Masterate Scholarship $15k for fees in 2013; 2) Massey Scholarship Humanities of Social Sciences of $4k awarded to top 5% of graduates for fees in 2012. - Massey University (2012)

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Te Whaiti, R. (2018) Pāraerae. [Exhibition] [Marine Cord, Shoe Lace Cord, Stones, Steel Cable; Dimensions Variable]. Christchurch, New Zealand: Festa, 20 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2017) Wai. [Exhibition] [Series of 4 paintings: acrylic on canvas, 900mm x 600mm per unit]. Curated by Tame Iti (Gallery Director). Taneatua Gallery, Whakatane, New Zealand. 10 Jun - 10 Jul 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2017) Para (residue). [Exhibition] [builders paper, fishing nylon, lead weights, wood, dimension variable]. Christchurch, New Zealand: Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), 8 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2017) Karanga. [Exhibition] [Acrylic on Canvas, 1200mm x 2190mm]. In Te Marae o Rongotaketake: Redressing Our Kahungunu History, curated by Marcus Burroughs (former director) and Haami Te Whaiti. Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Masterton, New Zealand. 8 Apr - 3 Sep 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2016) Tōku Pepeha (2016). [Exhibition] [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1010mm x 830mm (per unit)]. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Art Fair 2016, The Cloud, 25 May 2016 - 29 May 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2016) Painted series of three. [Exhibition] [Acrylic and oil on canvas, 900mm x 800mm (per unit)]. In Toi o Tahuna, curated by Mark Moran. Other exhibiting artist Aaron Kereopa. Queenstown, New Zealand: Front Room Gallery. 2 - 29 Jan 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2015, March 1). Te Hihiri: A solo exhibition of works by Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, represented by Toi o Tahuna at Front Room Gallery in Queenstown.. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1200mm x 1500mm]. Queenstown, New Zealand: Front Room Gallery, 10 Oct 2014 - 10 Nov 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2015) Koanga (spring). [Exhibition] [Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 1000mm x 850mm, 1000mm x 850mm, 1000mm x 850mm]. A series of paintings shown at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History, in group exhibition Taipo with Terri Te Tau and Bridget Reweti, curated by Natali Rojas and Shelley Jahnke. Palmerston North, New Zealand. 10 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Tau, T., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2014) Private Commission: One painting, oil on canvas (1800(w) x 2000(h). Other works in collection include works by renown contemporary artists, Robyn Kahukiwa and Para Matchitt.. [Exhibition] Masterton, New Zealand: Private Collection, 1 Jan 2014 - 1 Jan 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2014). Matatau 2014. (No. of Pieces: 4) [[Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 1200mm x 1500mm (each)].]. Geoff Wilson Gallery, Northtec, Whangarei.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013, April 1). Te Whare Wananga. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1100mm x 950mm (per unit)]. A solo exhibition comprised of three paintings, curated by Robert Jahnke at Square Edge Gallery, Palmerston North New Zealand. 1 - 30 April 2013.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013, January 1). Te Whare Wananga - Exhibition of works in a pop up gallery at Cape Palliser Lighthouse.. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Oil and acrylic on canvas]. Cape Palliser Lighthouse, Cape Palliser.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013) Whare Wānanga. [Exhibition] [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1600mm x 1500mm (per unit)]. Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand, 10 Aug - 15 Sep 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013) Te Whare Wananga. [Exhibition] [Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 1000mm x 850mm]. Curated by Robert Jahnke titled, Matatau 2013. Featuring works by Robert Jahnke, Israel Birch, Ngahina Hohaia, Terri Te Tau, Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, Tanu Aumua and David Pearce. Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 20 Aug - 20 Sep 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Birch, I., Jahnke, R., Te Tau, T., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013) Te Hihiri. [Exhibition] [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1200mm x 1500mm (each)]. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 1 Nov 2013 - 28 Feb 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2012, June 8). Toioho ki Mangere show curated by Robert Jahnke: Mangere Art Centre, South Auckland, NZ. Exhibiting artists include: Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, Terri Te Tau, Bridget Reweti, Karangawai Marsh, Jermaine Reihana and Joshua Campbell.. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Oil on canvas, dimensions variable.]. South Auckland, New Zealand: Mangere Art Centre, 8 Jun 2012 - 8 Jul 2012.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2012) 'Waiting for the next tide' (Toioho ki Mangere: Invitation to exhibit by curator, James Pinker at the Mangere Art Centre, South Auckland, NZ. Other artists included Shane Cotton, Robert Jahnke, Ngatai Taepa, Israel Birch and Rachael Rakena.. [Exhibition] Mangere Art Centre, South Auckland, NZ.
[Artwork]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2012, November 5). Caste: Terri Te Tau and Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti. An invitation to exhibit at Aratoi Museum of Art and History, curated by Nick Banks.. (No. of Pieces: 4) [Oil on canvas]. Aratoi Museum of Art and History, Masterton, NZ..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.

Thesis

Te Whaiti, R. (2014). Revealing Wānanga Through Paint and Portraiture. (Master's Thesis, Master of Māori Visual Arts, Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, Massey University, Palmerston North). Supervised by Associate Professor Ngatai Taepa and Professor Robert Jahnke)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.Edited by: Jahnke, R., Taepa, N.

Conference

Te Whaiti, R. (2014, November). Whaowhia Ngā Kete - Kāhui Kaitiaki: He Oranga Tāonga, He Oranga Tangata. A symposium organised by Kahui Kaitiaki, New Zealand Māori Curators network.. Presented at Whaowhia Ngā Kete - Kāhui Kaitiaki: He Oranga Tāonga, He Oranga Tangata
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.

Other

Te Whaiti, R., & Rakena, R. (2017, September). Panel discussion with Paemanu - Ngāi Tahu Artists Collective in residence at Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Christchurch, NZ about exhibition Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi.. Presented at Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Rakena, R., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013, November). Artist talk: Matatau 2013. An informal panel discussion with artists at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History. Presented at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & History, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Te Whaiti, R.

Media and Links

Media

  • 16 Sep 2013 - Online, Radio, Newspaper
    Exhibitions: Puwawau; Taipo; Paemanu Nohoaka Toi
    1) Puwawau (NRO#) - Eyecontact: ‘Aratoi Leads from the Margin’ by Jodie Dalgleish (2013): "Significantly, Te Whaiti’s series explores the processes, methods and journeys that lead to the creation of n
  • 16 Jul 2015 - Newspaper, Online
    Newspaper: Taonga with links to region found in US
    An article by Nathan Crombie written for the Wairarapa Times Age newspaper about one of the taonga researched by Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti. Subsequently, the taonga was brought to Aratoi Wairarapa Museum

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