‘’Ngā Purapura O Matariki- The Seeds Of Matariki’’

The Arts Village - Ko Te Rōpū Toi - Group Show 2018


Tēnā rā tātau e te iwi whānui o Te Arawa Waka!

Rotorua Māori artists of all arts practices are invited to submit original works for inclusion in our upcoming group show ‘Ngā Purapura O Matariki- The Seeds Of Matariki’.

Artists: Ko ngā Ringatoi

  • Open to Māori artists from all iwi backgrounds, who work and/ or reside in the Rotorua region at the time of entry.
  • May submit a maximum of three works per artist or collaboration.
  • Give permission for entered works to be photographed and used for promotional purposes, including online.
  • The Arts Village reserves the right to refuse any artworks that do not meet the criteria.

Eligibility: Ko te māraurautanga

All participating artists must guarantee that their submitted works:

  • Feature visible links to Matariki ie. The nine stars of Matariki, the Māori New Year, and related themes.
  • Does not infringe upon New Zealand copyright laws.
  • Does not use depictions of Iwi ancestors/ Deity or cultural designs of a specific nature without appropriate consultation with relevant Iwi/ Māori advisors. (If these are used, proof of consultation will need to be provided).
  • Is the sole work of the artist entering (unless it is listed as a collaboration, in which case all contributing artists must be named).
  • Have not previously been exhibited
  • Staff and Trustee members of Rotorua Arts Village Trust (provided they meet other criteria) are eligible to submit but are not eligible to receive awards and/ or prizes (where applicable).

Size: Ko te āhuatanga

  • 2D works must be delivered ready to hang, and be no larger than 1000mm by 1000mm (including framing/hanging mechanism).
  • 3D works should be able to sit freestanding on a plinthe, and be no larger than 300mm by 300mm.

Acceptance of works: Ko te whakaaetanga

  • Acceptance of works will be at the sole discretion of The Arts Village. No correspondence will be entered into, their decision will be final.
  • Artists will be notified if their works are selected for the show on Wednesday 27th June, and the exhibition will be open to the public from 30th June to 28th July 2018.
  • Works that aren’t selected will need to be collected by Saturday July 1st during our opening hours.

Presentation: Ko te whakatakotoranga

  • All entries must have secure surfaces and may not be wet or otherwise especially fragile.
  • Arts Village staff will install the exhibition and all works must be delivered ready to install with complete hanging mechanisms.
  • All entries must be delivered in person to The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua between the 20th and 21st of June between 10am and 4pm or on Saturday 23rd June between 10am- 2pm.
  • All unsold work must be collected following the close of the exhibition after July 28 2018 and before August 1 2018.

Insurance: Ko te Inihuatia

Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant while the work is in transit, for the duration of the exhibition and until it is uplifted by the artist or, in the case of sold works, the purchaser. All reasonable care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but no liability for loss or damage will be accepted by The Arts Village, Rotorua Arts Village Trust, its representatives, personnel, and/or volunteers.

Sales: Ko ngā hokonga

The price of all works offered for sale must include commission of 25% which will be retained by Rotorua Arts Village Trust.

Selection: Ko te Kōwhiringa

Approximately 30 works will be chosen to form the exhibition.
All works selected for the exhibition must remain in the exhibition for the duration from 29th June (Opening) to the 28th July 2018 (inclusive).

Ngā mihi, The Arts Village Team, Rotorua

Have a question?

For all questions and enquiries please don't hesitate to contact:

Cian-Elyse White (Acting Community Engagement Coordinator)
P: 07 348 9008
E: projects@artsvillage.org.nz
The Arts Village - 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, Aotearoa.

Glossary: Ko ngā Kupu Māori (Māori words/ Phrases)



https://teara.govt.nz/en/matariki-maori-new-year and https://maoridictionary.co.nz