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General Public Admission

TOI KIRI 2023:  29 SEP - 1 OCT

World Indigenous Arts Festival

$10.00 ENTRY | UNDER 12 FREE**

Door sales Also available

The Home of Toi Kiri

Get in touch, pre-book and lock them in for Toi Kiri 2023!

Presenting over 200 artists, together for one unique public cultural event, Toi Kiri's three-day public festival returns bigger than ever at Whareroa Reservation, Mount Maunganui!

Toi Kiri 2023 profiles leading tattoo, Tā Moko, Tā Tatau and skin marking artists, alongside Cultural Artists, Ceremony, Musicians, and Performers for a full ten days of festivities including EXHIBITIONS, SYMPOSIUM, WĀNANGA and an EXTRAORDINARY FESTIVAL WEEKEND!

 

This year we have significant delegates from Mā’ohi Tahiti Islands, First Nations Canada, Paiwan (Taiwan), Fiji, Tonga, Māori Kūki 'Āirani (Cook Islands), Niue, First Nations America, Samoa, Philippines and a wide representation of tribal Māori Aotearoa with others still to confirm. Celebrate together and enjoy unique expressions of the world at Toi Kiri 2023.

Bringing the best of indigenous traditions together, immerse yourself in cultural identity at Toi Kiri 2023.

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Programme
Whakaaturanga

Full
Public

Programme

29 SEP - 1 OCT
 

Toi Kiri 2023:
World Indigenous
Arts FestivaL

Whareroa Reserve
Taiaho Place
Mount Maunganui

 

Friday 29 September

1.00pm - 8.00pm | Festival Open, Day 1 Toi Kiri 2023 profiles leading tattoo, Tā Moko, Tā Tatau and skin marking artists, alongside Cultural Artists, Ceremony, Musicians, Performers, and Kai. Get your tickets online or at the door!

 

Saturday 30 September

9.00am - 8.00pm | Festival Open, Day 2 Toi Kiri 2023 profiles leading tattoo, Tā Moko, Tā Tatau and skin marking artists, alongside Cultural Artists, Ceremony, Musicians, Performers, and Kai. Get your tickets online or at the door!

 

Sunday 1 October

9.00am - 5.00pm | Festival Open, Day 3 Toi Kiri 2023 profiles leading tattoo, Tā Moko, Tā Tatau and skin marking artists, alongside Cultural Artists, Ceremony, Musicians, Performers, and Kai. Get your tickets online or at the door!

​$10.00 Entry | Under 12 FREE**

Door sales also available

28 SEP - 4 OCT
 

Te Kahu o Toi Kiri
Indigenous Art Exhibition &
3 Day Public Symposium

Toi Tauranga POP UP
& KŪWAO SPACE
TAURANGA

 

Thursday 28 September

5.30pm | Exhibition opening of Te Kahu o Toi Kiri Exploring the dialogue between the exercise of skin marking and a range of cultural art practices, customary and contemporary, Te Kahu o Toi Kiri presents the ‘cloak’ of indigenous body marking traditions.

 

Friday 29 September -

Wednesday 4 October

Te Kahu o Toi Kiri Exhibition | Entry FREE Open Daily 11.00am - 4.00pm Exhibition closes Wednesday 4 October

 

Monday 2 October

10.00am - 5.30pm | Symposium, Day 1 10.00am | Artists Talk Peata Larkin, Alexis Neal, and Julie Paama-Pengelly: 'Whakaaho' Exhibition Talk 1.00pm | Workshop Heidi Lucero, Tiffany Adams, Deerstine Suehead, and Sage LaPena: California Indigenous Abalone and Paua Workshop 3.30pm | Artists Talk Dion Kaszas: Creating Nlaka'pamux Blackwork Gregory Williams: Haida Art

 

Tuesday 3 October

10.00am - 5.30pm | Symposium, Day 2 10.00am | Panel Discussion Ecko Aleck, Natalia Roxas, and Julie Paama-Pengelly: Sharing experiences as indigenous women navigating skin marking politics and practices 1.00pm | Workshop Kiana Ormsby and Daniel Ormsby: Māori painting practices 3.30pm | Panel Discussion Hohepa (Hori) Thompson, Linda Munn, Arohanoa Mathews, and Kereama Taepa: Identity Politics and Māori Arts. Authenticity, futures and what does that look like?

 

Wednesday 4 October

10.00am - 5.30pm | Symposium, Day 3 10.00am | Workshop Sarah Hudson, Lanae Cable, and Maraea Timutimu: Kauae Raro Research Collective workshop utilising pigment paint and dying 1.00pm | Workshop Ecko Aleck: Ancestral Channeling through tradition arts 3.30pm | Artists Talk Manutea Chartiez and Michalik Mate: 'May the invisible come to life' Patutiki, the magical manifestation of the ancestors, the practice of Marquesan Tattoo, and the link between mana, tattoo, and the ancestors. 5.30pm | Exhibition closing of Te Kahu o Toi Kiri

Exhibition Entry Free*

Tā Tatau, Tā Moko
and Cultural Art

Check out who's coming along this year, get in touch, pre-book and lock them in for Toi Kiri 2023.

Artists

HAWAIIKI-RUNGA
MĀ’OHI, TAHITI ISLANDs

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Ange Cipriani

MARQUESAS

(Tagaloa Tattoo, Tahiti)

Marquesas Islands, 

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tattoo, Visual Arts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Makalio Folituu

Futuna

(Tagaloa Tattoo, Tahiti)

Wallis and Futuna

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tā Tatau, Tattoo, Visual Arts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Manutea Chartiez

Mo'orea, Marquesas

Marquesas Islands

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tā Tatau, Patutiki, Tattoo, Carving

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
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Mate Michalik

Mo'orea, Tuamotu

Tuamotu Archipelago

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Hand Tap, Tā Tatau, Tattoo

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Stan Leou

Tahiti

(Tagaloa Tattoo, Tahiti)

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tattoo, Visual Arts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Teata Vauche

Tahiti

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tā Tatau, Patutiki, Tattoo, Visual Arts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Yann-Patii Maruae

Marquesas

Marquesas Islands

Mā’ohi, Tahiti Islands

Hawaiiki-Runga

Tā Tatau, Tattoo

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Fiji Islands

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Andrew

Williams

Taveuni

Nukuni, Ono i Lau

Fiji Islands

 

Samuqawe, Tattoo

  • Instagram

Filipino Philippines

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Natalia Roxas

TAGALOG, KAPAMPANGAN

Filipino (Philippines)

Mambabatok

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Website
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sarah kane-matete

Ilokano, Pasig, Bicol, MĀORI

Filipino (Philippines)

Ngāti Kahungunu

Aotearoa New Zealand

Tatak, Handpoke

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Website

FIRST NATIONS AMERICA

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Deerstine Suehead

NISENAN, SENECA

Beaver Clan

First Nations America (California and New York)

Visual Arts, APPRENTICE

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
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Heidi Lucero

ACJACHEMEN, MUTSUN OHLONE

Juaneno Band of Mission Indians Acjachemen

First Nations America (California)

Handpoke, Tattoo, Weaving, Visual Arts, Jewellery, Herbal Apothecary

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Website
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Sage LaPena

NOMTIPOM, TUNAI WINTU

First Nations America (California)

Handpoke Support, Traditional Herbalist, Herbal Medicine, Botany, Traditional Regalia, Ethnobotanist, Health Care Provider, Culture Bearer

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
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Tiffany Adams

CHEMEHUEVI, NISENAN, KOYOOMK'AWI

First Nations America

(California)

Handpoke, Tattoo, Mixed Media, Abalone Finery, Visual Arts, Paint, Abalone Process, Jewellery, Culture Bearer, Sculpture

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Website

FIRST NATIONS CANADA

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DION KASZAS

NLAKA'PAMUX

Lower Nicola Indian Band
First Nations Canada (British Columbia)

Tattoo, Handpoke, Skin Stitch, Visual Arts

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Website
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Ecko Aleck

NLAKA'PAMUX

Lytton First Nation

First Nations Canada (British Columbia)

Tattoo, Handpoke, Visual Arts, Performing Arts

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • TikTok
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Gregory Williams

Haida Gwaii

Skedans Clan

First Nations Canada (British Columbia)

Tattoo, Formline, Handpoke, Carving, Visual Arts, Jewellery, Musician

Symposium feature

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Website

KINGDOM OF TONGA

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Terje Koloamatangi

Vava'u, Sámi

Kingdom of Tonga, Norway

Tā Tatau, Hand Tap

  • Instagram

MĀORI KŪKI ĀIRANI

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Opeta Utanga

COOK ISLANDS, MĀORI

Tumutevarovaro (Rarotonga), Araura Enua (Aitutaki)

Cook Islands

Tā Tatau

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Niue

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Iata Peautolu

Niue, MĀORI

Hakupu Atua Village, Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Niue, Aotearoa New Zealand

Tā Tatau, Tā Moko, Kapa Haka, Visual Arts

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Paiwan Taiwan

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Cudjuy Patjidres

Paiwan

Taitung, Taiwan

Kivutsik, Tā Tatau, Hand Tap

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Samoa

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Liaifaiva Levi