Prof Bob Jahnke

Professor of Maori Visual Arts

School of Art

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84362
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Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader11

Research Outputs

Journal

Jahnke, RH. (2014). Maori made: Visualized in text. The International Journal of Social, Political, and Community Agendas in the Arts. 8,
[Journal article]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2014). Book Review: E tu ake : Māori standing strong, Huhana Smith (2011). Journal of New Zealand & Pacific studies, 2014; v.2 n.2:p.211-213 2050-4039.. Journal of New Zealand & Pacific studies. 2(2), p.211-p.213
[Book Review]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2013). Jahnke, R. H. (2013). ‘Picturing Death in Maori Art’ in The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts. Sydney: Common Ground Publishing.. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts. 7(2), 21-38 Retrieved from http://www.commongroundpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Jahnke, R.

Book

Kedgley, H., Adsett, S., Borell, N., & Jahnke, R. (2015). Te Tini a Pitau Ngataharuru Taepa 12 years of kowhaiwhai catalogue published by Pataka Art + Museum 2015. Catalogue essay Te Tini a Pitau by Professor Robert Jahnke pp. 6-16.. (pp. 1 - 36).
[Chapter]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Warren, KF. (2014). The legacy of Maori education - a view in 2013.. In T. Black, C. Cunningham, R. Jahnke, H. Jahnke, & T. Kingi (Eds.) Matariki.. : Massey University
[Chapter]Authored by: Warren, K.Edited by: Cunningham, C., Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2014). A journey with Fred Graham. In M. De Jong, & F. Graham (Eds.) Fred Graham Creator of Forms Te Tohunga Auaha. Wellington: Huia Publishers.
[Chapter]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH., & Engels-Schwarzpaul, AC. (2013). A creative journey: By Māori for Māori. In AC. Engels-Schwarzpaul (Ed.) Of Other Thoughts: Non-traditional ways to the doctorate. A guidebook for candidates and supervisors.. (pp. 279 - 310). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
[Chapter]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2013). 'Nga Ngaru e toru, The three waves of tertiary intervention in Maori art. In N. Borell (Ed.) Te Atinga: 25 years of Contemporary Maori Art. (pp. 33 - 46). Wellington: Toi Maori Aotearoa
[Chapter]Authored by: Jahnke, R.

Creative Work

Jahnke, RH. (2017). Kaokao [Artefact]. : Waiheke Island
[Artefact]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2016). Pouwhakamaharatanga mo Mauitikitiki a Taranga [Artefact]. Auckland Theatre Company: ASB Waterfront Theatre, corner of Halsey and Madden Streets in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter
[Artefact]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, R., & Baker-Arapere, E.(2016). Te Ao Marama. [photography/adobe director]. Pataka Art + Museum: Pataka Ar+ Museum
[Film or Video]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, R., & Arapere, E. (2016, February 21). Ata a third reflection. (No. of Pieces: 16 works (12 new works and 1 new collaborative work)) [MDF, wood, paint, neon, one way glass, mirror, electricity, high definition video]. Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E., Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2015, June 5). Te Hokinga mai. (No. of Pieces: 16 including a limited edition of screen prints based on the 8 paintings that toured in the Whakawhiti Aria exhibition) [Lacquer on stainless steel and screen print on fabriano paper]. PaulNachce Gallery, Gisborne..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2015). Nga Huruhuru Rangatira [Artefact]. Palmerston North Sculpture Trust: Palmerston North
[Artefact]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, R., & Campbell, J. (2015) Tawhirowhiro. [Exhibition] Waiheke Island
[Artwork]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2014). Matatau 2014 Geoff Wilson Gallery, Northtec, Whangarei - Joshua Campbell, Shayna Paku- Rimene, Mark Te Hau, Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti.. Geoff Wilson Gallery, Northtec, Whangarei.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Whaiti, R.
Jahnke, R. (2014). 2014 Kokiri Putahi Indigenous Artists Gathering, Kohewhata marae, Kaikohe. Kohewhata marae, Kaikohe.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2014, November 13). Maori Market TSB Arena 13-16 November. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Wood, one way glass, mirror, neon, electricity.]. TSB Arena, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013, November 1). Invitation by curator Robert Jahnke to show Te Hihiri series in 'Matatau 2013' - an exhibition of Toioho ki Apiti graduates at Te Manawa Museum of Art Science and History, Palmerston North, NZ.. [Oil and acrylic on canvas]. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.
Jahnke, R. (2013). Kaihono Ahua Revisioning Contemporary New Zealand Art The 7th Suter Biennale. Curated by Anna Marie White, Suter Gallery. Nelson.. (No. of Pieces: 4) [IAM HE lacquer on stainless steel]. Suter Gallery, Nelson..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, R. (2013). 2013 Te Atinga 25 years on. Mangere Community Centre. Curated by Nigel Borrell. (No. of Pieces: 1) Mangere Arts Center, Mangere, South Auckland.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2013). 2013 Curator of Matatau exhibition at Bath Street Gallery, Parnell. Artists Tanu Aumua, Israel Birch, David Pearce, Bob Jahnke.. [Some of my best friends are blind too. Lacquer on stainless steel]. Bath Street Gallery, Parnell.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Tau, T.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
jahnke, RH. (2013). 2014 Ngapuhi Festival Exhibition, Bay of islands College, Kaikohe. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Wooden sculpture]. Bay of islands College, Kaikohe.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2012, September 5). Whakawhiti Aria: Transmission. (No. of Pieces: Nine works, 8 new works 1000mm x 1000mm each -He upoko tuhi, He moko mokai ranei, He tipua, He tipuna, Nga mokai o Maui me the tara po I-IV.) Te Manawa, Palmerston North.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2012, August 15). Infamous. (No. of Pieces: 5 new diptychs (1000mm x 1000mm) each panel) Bath Street Gallery, Parnell.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Jahnke, R.

Conference

Jahnke, RH. (2014, March). Jahnke, R.H. (2014). ‘Nau te Rourou’. 2014 Art & Craft Symposium Lecture Series. Todd Foundation Room Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington. Saturday 1 March, 3-4pm.. Presented at Art & Craft Symposium Lecture Series.. Todd Foundation Room Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH., Mane-Wheoki, J., & Mason, N.Jahnke, R.H. (2014). Auckland Art Gallery Symposium panellist: Changing the Story: How do we understand contemporary indigenous art today, 11-12 April 2014.. . Auckland City Art Gallery
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2014, June). Jahnke, R.H. (2014). ‘Nau te Rourou’. 9th International Conference on the Arts in Society Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 25-27 June 2014.. Presented at 9th International Conference on the Arts in Society. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH.(2013, June). Maori Made: Visualized in Text. .
[Conference]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH.(2013, June). Picturing Death in Maori Art. .
[Conference]Authored by: Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH.(2012, July). Picturing Death in Maori Art. .
[Conference]Authored by: Jahnke, R.

Other

Jahnke, RH. (2015, April). Contemporary Maori Art presentation to the Waisculpt group form Masterton.. In Waisculpt group form Masterton.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
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.
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.
Birch, IT., Jahnke, R., & Cotton, S. (2012). Contemporary Maori Visual Arts Seminar. Whakawhiti Aria: Transmission. Panel Disscusion. Presented at Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North.. : http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/contemporary-maori-visual-arts-seminar/palmerston-north.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Birch, I., Jahnke, R.Contributed to by: Birch, I.
Jahnke, RH.Ngaahina Hohaia: A journey in fibre.
[Other]Authored by: Jahnke, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor35
CoSupervisor11

Courses Coordinated

  • 150.407 Matatau: Studio IVA
  • 150.408 Matatau: Studio IVB
  • 150.707 Te Tataitanga Matatau: Advanced Studio Practice
  • 150.720 Rangahau Whakairo: Pre-thesis Practicum
  • 150.809 Te Wahapu Matatau (Matau): Advanced Studio Practice
  • 150.825 Nga Miro Whakaaturanga Thesis Practicum 120 Cr Pt1
  • 150.826 Nga Miro Whakaaturanga Thesis Practicum 120 Cr Pt2
  • 213.900 PhD Fine Arts

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Terri Te Tau- PhD
    Beyond the Corners of Our Whare
  • 2015 - Elizabeth Grant- PhD
    Bronze as a non-customary intervention in the interpretation of insects from the natural world of Maori
  • 2015 - Areta Wilkinson- PhD
    Jewellery as Pepeha: Contemporary Practice informed by Maori Inquiry
  • 2013 - Johnson Witehira- PhD
    Tarai Korero Toi - Articulating a Maori Design Language
  • 2012 - Margaret Forster- PhD
    Hei Whenua Papatipu: Kaitiakitanga and the politics of enhancing the Mauri of Wetlands

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Tupu Williams- PhD
    Te Poihipi Tukairangi: te poutokomanawa o Ngati Ruingarangi Te Poihipi Tukairangi: the central support post of his hapu Ngati Ruingarangi

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