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Prof Bob Jahnke

Professor of Maori Visual Arts

School of Art

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2017 New Year Honours list by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of services to Māori art and education. - Government House New Zealand (2017)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 2

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 Ngataiharuru 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.. In Te Tini a Pitau Ngataiharuru Taepa 12 years of kowhaiwhai catalogue. (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, H.
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

Te Tau, T. (2017, March 10). Te Tau, T. (2017) 'Unwarranted and Unregistered 2#' [video] In “Under Super Vision”, 40th Annual Graduate Symposium Exhibition at the University of British Columbia. Retrieved from http://ahva.ubc.ca/events/event/under-super-vision-40th-annual-graduate-symposium-and-exhibition/. (No. of Pieces: 1) Audain Art Centre, Vancouver, Canada.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Te Tau, T.Contributed to by: Te Tau, T.Edited by: Jahnke, R., Joseph, D.
Jahnke, RH. (2017). Kaokao [Artefact]. hSOTG.co.nz: Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand: headlands Sculpture on the Gulf, 27 Jan 2017-19 Feb 2017.
[Artefact]Authored by: Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2016). Pouwhakamaharatanga mo Mauitikitiki a Taranga [Artefact]. Auckland Theatre Company through Art consultant Hamish Keith and ATC chair, architect Gordon Moller.: 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 including new collaborative work). The new works included 9 new wall works; the Karapu, Ripeka and Taimana series (1470 x 1470 x 140mm) & the Ata series of free-standing plinth works (1473 x 1506 x1450mm)) [MDF, wood, paint, neon, one way glass, mirror, electricity, high definition video]. Porirua, New Zealand: Pataka Art + Museum, 21 Feb - 15 May 2016..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E., Jahnke, R.
Jahnke, RH. (2016). Nga Huruhuru Rangatira [Artefact]. Palmerston North Sculpture Trust: The Square, Palmerston North
[Artefact]Authored by: 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]. PaulNache Gallery, Gisborne..
[Exhibition]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.
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.
Te Whaiti, R., Birch, I., Jahnke, R., & Te Tau, T.Curated by Robert Jahnke, a group show titled 'Matatau 2013' shown at Bath Street Gallery, Auckland. Other artists represented in this show were Israel Birch, Ngahina Hohaia, Terri Te Tau, Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti, Tanu Aumua, David Pierce and Robert Jahnke.. [Exhibition] Auckland, New Zealand: Bath Street Gallery, 20 Aug 2013 - 20 Sep 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Birch, I., Jahnke, R., Te Tau, T., Te Whaiti, R.
Te Whaiti, R.Invited 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.. [Exhibition] Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
[Artwork]Authored by: Jahnke, R., Te Whaiti, R.Contributed to by: Te Whaiti, R.

Thesis

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

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

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 4 5
Co-supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Fraser Findlay - Doctor of Philosophy
    Wha; Packaging ethnology within contemporary paradigms (contextualising what it is to be contemporary Maori through visual discussion
  • Elizabeth Allen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Carnal Colonialism - The Sexual Commodification of Maori Women's Bodies in Colonial Discourse.
  • Karen Seccombe - Doctor of Philosophy
    the clarity of light. Self-representation through art making: a personal response to the social justice work of WAI the Women's Art Initiative collect
  • Stephan Gibbs - Doctor of Philosophy
    Toi Tamanuhiri - "Hua Uri Kuri" Te Hoe Nukuroa A-Hoe! Exhibition -Tairawhiti Museum Artefact?

Co-supervisor of:

  • Krystal Warren - Doctor of Philosophy
    Ipurangi: Online Environments and Implications for Tikanga Maori Development

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

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

Co-supervisor of:

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

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