Tracey Tawhiao

Tracey Tawhiao Archive

Tracey Tawhiao Poetry Blog

Resume 2013

Fulltime ARTIST


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Classical Studies Major; Otago University, Dunedin.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Otago University and Auckland University.

Business Partnerships:

A Director of Tawhiao Limited, a Creative Company, which provides Artist and Repertoire, services to Heartmusic and House of Taonga.

A Director of Heartmusic Limited an Artist Management Company.   Current collaborating artists are Dam Native and Emma Paki.

Director of House of Taonga Salon, “a house of natural flow for artists to create and show.”


PULIMA FESTIVAL, Taipei International Guest Artist and Exhibitor. December – January.

Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMFA) Taiwan November- December.ARTIST Residency and Installation with George Nuku.

Aboringine Art Gallery & St Roch Chapel installation June-October, Paris France Title: TE AO, a joint installation with George Nuku.

Taupo Museum: Solo Exhibition:  April 13 – May 3, Title: We Know Love, Yes We Do.

Tauranga Art Gallery: Group Exhibition: Title: Whakarongo Feb 8 – May 20

Papakura Art Gallery: Group Exhibition Title: To Tatou Kaainga Jan 25 – Feb 14


The Moa Room Paris France: joint exhibition with George Nuku at

Rugby World Cup (RWC) Official Maori designer for RWC Merchandise.

Curator: Rugby World Cup Salon of Contemporary Maori Art, Curator and Artist

Brickbay Installation Walkworth. Garden tool sculpture, Title Papatuanuku,

The Selby … featured artist in a NYC blog and book.

Poi Room, Parnell Auckland NZ; Solo Exhibition Title see what love can do.


The Contemporary Pacific Journal (22:2), the special issue in honor of Albert Wendt. The Contemporary Pacific Center for Pacific Islands Studies University of Hawaii – Manoa1890 East-West Road, Moore 210 Honolulu HI 96822.

Poetry Blog 100 poems by Tracey Tawhiao

Mauri Ola – Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English’ edited by: Albert Wendt, Reina Whaitiri & Robert Sullivan.  Auckland:  Auckland University Press, 2010

Pacific Research Symposium Cross cultural conversations and Identities. Mental Health and Wellbeing. Oct 20 2010 NZ association of counselors (Auckland) Symposium

Splore Festival of Arts and Music Installation Titled: Stars in a Pohutukawa Tree

Toi Whenua, Te Taumata Exhibition Series 2010 Solo Show opening 24thJune to 10th July … with a one day workshop for Auckland City Alternative Education Consortium students.

Best of Both Worlds book cover illustration, Penguin Publication The story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman


Brick Bay Sculpture Park Residency Title: Wairuaatua, January

Raukatauri Trust Charity Event Turangawaewae Marae for Matariki Festival Designer of backdrops for the live musical performance also televised on Maori TV in July.

Te Papa Museum Matariki celebrations:  Performance Poetry “Seven Sisters” and commission to do banners for the foyer of Te Papa for Matariki.


Ferner Gallery, Parnell, Title Revelation, joint exhibition with Kura Rewiti Te Kura.

The Ng Gallery Group show titled STIR Christchurch.

Art Education Workshops for intermediate Art Teachers Ministry of Education August

Venice Biennale Creative NZ commissioned newspaper paintings for New Zealand Room. July

Webb’s Gallery Titled: Move Me a group exhibition of contemporary moving images Title of my installation: A Maori Art Movement to Revive the indigenous psyche.


House of Taonga Salons, Pasific Sistas Salon, Coco Fusco Salon, George Nuku Salon

Auckland University, Department of Art History, artists’ symposium Guest speaker.

“Society, Politics and the Performative with Coco Fusco.

Matariki Art Exhibition, MIA Gallery, Group Show Napier

Atamira, Maori in the City Exposition, Group Show and Set Design.


Le Havre University. Group Show (Prints) Title: Northern Skies, Southern Stars.  This show is also showing in PANDIS Cambridge University.

Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology of Cambridge University A group exhibition titled, Pasifika Styles.


Set Designer for Theatre: Dianna Fuemana “My Mothers Dreaming” August 5th

National Geographic Societies All Roads Film Festival, Los Angeles and Washington DC. Commissioned to Dress the festival and present an Artists impression to inspire Donors of National Geographic.

Examples of Tracey’s paintings

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