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Ngataiharuru Taepa

Kaihautu Toi Maori - Director of Maori Arts

CoCA - Maori Arts

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 3569099 ex 84361
    Location: 2.27, Te Putahi a Toi - School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Maori Visual Culture.

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: He Tatai Whenua: A Te Ao Maori landscape classification

Date Range: 2017 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Book

Borrell, N., Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, ., & Toi Maori Aotearoa, . (Eds.) (2013). Te Atinga: 25 years of contemporary Maori Art. Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand: Toi Maori Aotearoa - Maori Art New Zealand and Te Atinga - Contemporary Visual arts committee, 2013
[Edited Book]Contributed to by: Taepa, N.

Creative Work

Taepa, N. (2017) Titiro Titiro ki Te Maunga Titohea. [Exhibition] Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2017, April 8). Te Marae o Rongotaketake, Redressing our Kahungunu History. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Interactive artwork, Laser cut black and mirror acrylic with beads. 1000h x 3600mm]. Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masteron, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Birch, I., Te Ratana, S., Puke, K., Foster, S., & Rakena, R. (2017) Kuratini Marae wharenui. [Exhibition] Massey University Campus, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Birch, I., Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, . (2017, March 17). Maori Market 2017. Te Wharewaka o Poneke.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2017) Maungarongo ki te whenua. [Exhibition] Commissioned taonga to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Casino. [Earth oxides on totara, 1900 L x 900 w x 45mm d]. New Zealand Defence Force, Head Office, Wellington, 4th May 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2016, June 21). Mata Rau. (No. of Pieces: 8) [Various timbers at various sizes]. Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2016). Pukana Whakarunga. (No. of Pieces: 1) Toi Poneke Arts Centre,Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2016) to be advised. [Exhibition] The New Zealand Commission in China
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2016) to be advised. [Exhibition] Palmerston North Airport
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Tuffrey, M., Voyce, T., & Williams, K. (2016, April 21). WW1 Remembered: a light and sound show 2016. (No. of Pieces: installation) Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Mt Cook, Wellington..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2015) WW1 Remembered: A Light and Sound Show, 2015 and 2016. [Exhibition] 9 Digital artworks for animation: Tirairaka me te rango, Kaokao, Patiki, Poppy, Waewae Pakura, Roimata Toroa, Kua Wheturangitia, Pou Maumahara - Pillar of Remembrance. Pukeahu, National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 18-25th April 2015 & 21-25 April 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Barber, A., Carlin and Fitts, KE., Corkery, S., Cousins, J., Farquhar, N., . . . Vaughn, A. (2015, November 28). Necessary Distraction 2016. (No. of Pieces: 5) Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2015, October). He Taonga Awhina suicide prevention project 2015. (No. of Pieces: Editioned series of prints) [Print]. Gallery on Guyton, Whanganui.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2015) Pou Korero. [Exhibition] Wellington Zoo commissioned artworks [4 freestanding outdoor sculptures. 3 at 600 x 2000mm and 1 at 600 x 1300mm]. Wellington Zoo, Aotearoa, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2015, June 14). Te Tini a Pitau - Ngataiharuru Taepa 12 years of Kowhaiwhai 2015. (No. of Pieces: 1 new, 20 in total) [Various timbers at a scale of 1600 x 550 x 28 mm. 19 additional works from a 12 year period]. Pataka Art Gallery, Porirua, 14th June - 6th Sep 2015.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Tuffery, M., Hunter, S., Appierdo, R., & Stewart, G. (2015) WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show. [Exhibition] Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, 41 Buckle St, Mt Cook, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2015, May 26). Tipua. (No. of Pieces: 9) [Various timber at variable sizes]. Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2014) Buck Nin Legacy Commission. [Exhibition] Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Porirua, Aotearoa, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2014, July 17). Black River. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Print]. Te Manawa Art Gallery, Porirua, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2014, November 14). Maori Market. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Timber]. TSB Bank Arena.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2014) Mango Pae Whenua. [Exhibition] Massey University Albany campus (Auckland)
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2014, July 8). Tane Pupuke. (No. of Pieces: 7) [Earth oxides and paint on ply. Sizes variable]. Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 8 July - 1 August 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, April 20). Kaihono Ahua/ Vision Mixer. (No. of Pieces: 1 - Hierarchical Scale #2 2011) [Automotive paint and gold leaf on custom board]. Nelson, The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu 20 April - 30 June 2013.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, May 12). Not Just a Pretty Picture: Thermostats Final Exhibition ever. (No. of Pieces: 1) Thermostat Gallery, 155 the Square, Palmerston North.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa,, N. (2013, August 8). Auckland Art Fair 2013, Page Blackie Gallery Exhibition. The Cloud, Queen's Wharf, Auckland City.
[Exhibition]Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, May 28). Papa Tipu. (No. of Pieces: 10 artworks. 1 new work) [Wall relief sculpture, earth oxides on timber, 1100 x 1100mm]. Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & Borell, N. (2013, June 21). Te Atinga - 25 Years of Contemporary Maori Art. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Timber]. Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, August 16). Call of Taranaki: Reo Karanga O Taranaki. [Tryptic. 3 wall relief painting each 1100mm x 1100mm x 30mm]. Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, April 9). Kua Riro. (No. of Pieces: 8) [1100 x 1100 x 30mm, Oxides and paint on ply.]. Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & MacGregor, H. (2013, May 10). The 5th Auckland Triennial. (No. of Pieces: Installation) [Fiber Glass, Cardboard, Acrylic Paint, Cable]. Auckland Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Macgregor, H., Te Ratana, S., & Taepa, N. (2013, May 10). Ka Kata te Po. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Cardboard, Fiberglass, automative paint]. [Collaborative installation] in the 5th Auckland triennial, 'If you were to live here...' Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Macgregor, H., Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2012) Mango Roa. [Exhibition] Page Blackie Gallery
[Artwork]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2012, July 17). 2012. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Print]. Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand: Page Balckie Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2012, July 18). Putahi i Tahiti. [Tryptic, Acrylic and gold leaf on timber, 3 at 400 x 600mm]. Centre des Metiers d'Art of French Polynesia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2012, February 11). Whakarongo. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Painting]. Tauranga, Aotearoa, New Zealand: Tauranga Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2011, October 6). Maori Market 2011. (No. of Pieces: 3) Te Rauparaha Arena.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2011, November 7). Colour, Value and Perspective. Page Blackie Gallery, 42 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2011, October 1). Tane. Thermostat Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2011, January 29). Wrestling with Spirits. Hastings City Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Te Ratana, S, ., & Macgregor, H, . (2011, June 3). Ka Kata Te Po. Te Manawa Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2011, April 10). Creative Haweke's Bay Invitational 2011. Hastings City Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2010). Te Hatete o Te Reo. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Te Ratana, S., & MacGregor, H. (2010, May 29). Tu Te Manu ora i te Rangi. (No. of Pieces: 3) Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009, September 3). Kawakawa. The Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009, October 7). Mua ki Muri: Intergenerated Creativity. Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009, March 15). Plastic Maori. The New Dowse, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009, October 9). Maori Art Market 2009. Te Rauparaha Events Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009, May 1). Auckland Art Fair 2009. Mangere Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2009). Te pitau a tiki. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2008). Tanenuiarangi [Artefact]. : Iplex Pipelines NZ LTD, 67 Malden Street, Palmerston North
[Artefact]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2008, July 30). Melbourne Art Fair 2008. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2008). Manawarangi. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Te Ratana, S., MacGregor, H., & Taepa, N. (2008). Tu te manu ora i te rangi. Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Jahnke, RH., & Taepa, N. (2008, January 24). Te Tataitanga / Bind Together: Contemporary art of New Zealand. Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007, February 11). He rau kawakawa: Te wai tai, te wao tu. City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007, February 11). Telecom Prospect 2007:New Art New Zealand. (No. of Pieces: 2)
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007, April 27). Ae AM. Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007, April 26). Maori Market 2007. TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007). Haeata. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007). Tiaki, Tere, Rere. : New Zealand Post
[Design]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Birch, I., Taepa, K., Te Hira, A., Taepa, N., Waipouri, F., & Arapere, R. (2007, July 20). Cut it out. Thermostat Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Birch, I., Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2007, May 18). Auckland Art Fair 2007. Marine Events Centre, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & Macgregor, H. (2006). Mihi Vision Talking. Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (8 Mar - 13 Mar).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2006, June 15). Catalogue 2006. (No. of Pieces: 1) Tinakori Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & Jahnke, R. (2006). Mana Tamariki, Wharenui Project, 2006. [Artefact]. : Te Kohanga Reo + Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mana Tamariki, 165 Grey Street, Palmerston North.
[Artefact]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2006). He rau kawakawa. Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2006, August 2). Melbourne Art Fair 2006. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Birch, I., Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & MacGregor, H. (2006, March 8). Mihi - Vision Talking. Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, NZ.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, April 8). Textual 2 in Manawa Taki the pulsing heart.. Michael Hirschfelg Gallery at City Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, January 10). Te Mata a Ratou mā in Ngaru Rua. Scott Ormond Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, April 8). RaHui: Principle of regulation.. Te Manawa Art Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, July 19). Textual, 2004 in Tikitiki: An exploration of the tiki image.. The Lane Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, August 11). Ngā Kaawai O Te Koopu in Apiti. Tinakori Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2004, July 31). Tena korua in kia kaha.. Te Aute College,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2004, December 18). Te Maia in Te Maia Exhibition of Maori and International Indigenous Art.. Hawke's Bay Exhibition Centre,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2004, February 12). Textual in He Rere Kee - Taking Flight exhibition. Tinakori Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2003, August 1). Ngataiharuru Taepa. Te Wa Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2003, January 19). Untitled in Kura Kura Toi Maori.. Recreation Centre, Christchuch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2003, September 20). Heke iho series in Kiwa: Pacific connections Maori art from Aotearoa.. Spirit Wrestler Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2002). Taharora Marae project [Artefact]. : Palmerston North, NZ
[Artefact]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2002, December 15). Mangopare. Pataka Blue Pacific Gallery,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2000, March 5). Rongoa, Mua, Kaiarahi, Tiaki, Pumanawa, Pumanawa, in Fathers and sons. Pataka Porirua,.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N.Luanne Bond & Shane Cotton Commission. [Artefact]. : 81 Te Aweawe st, Palmerston North
[Artefact]Authored by: Taepa, N.

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

Taepa, N.ToiohoXX 20years of Maori Visual Art 2015. . Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North; The White Room Gallery, Palmerston North; Square Edge Creative Arts Centre, Palmerston North
[Conference Other]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.

Other

Taepa, N. (2016, October). Ngataiharuru and Wi Taepa, a floor talk preceding the opeing of four new exhibitions, Pataka Gallery, Porirua October 2016.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2016). Kuratini Marae development.
[Other]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., & Te Ratana, S. (2014, February). Saffronn Te Ratana in conversation with Ngataiharuru Taepa as they discusses her new installation Whakarongo ki te karanga on show in Five Māori Painters.. Presented at Auckland Art Gallery.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Birch, IT. (2013). Artist's talk for Kaihono Ahua Revisioning Contemporary New Zealand Art The 7th Suter Biennale. Curated by Anna Marie White, Suter Gallery. Nelson..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Birch, I.Contributed to by: Birch, I.Edited by: Jahnke, R., Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2013, October). How to build a career as an artist..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N., Macgregor, H., Te Ratana, S., Iti, T., Tuiono, T., Kemara, T., . . . Signer, U. (2013, June). Ka Kata Te Po - Panel Discussion.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Taepa, N.
Jahnke, R., Birch, I., Hollis, R., & Taepa, N. (2013). Artist's talk for Kaihono Ahua Revisioning Contemporary New Zealand Art The 7th Suter Biennale. Curated by Anna Marie White, Suter Gallery. Nelson.. In Public gallery audience and friends of the gallery.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Birch, I., Jahnke, R., Taepa, N.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Taepa, N. (2011, July). Ka Kata Te Po - Oral Presentation.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.
Taepa, N. (2005, May). Manawa Taki: The pulsing heart. : City Gallery Wellington,.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Taepa, N.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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