Matariki Exhibition 2023 - Call for Applications


The curatorial theme is a focus on storytelling and navigating time, embracing the philosophy of the past and present unfolding in front of us, walking backwards into the unknown future.

“Ka Mua, Ka Muri”

With the foundation of a tuakana/teina relationship, you will have the opportunity to exhibit alongside established Māori artists who will show works from pivotal moments in their past. These will be in conversation with your works from the present, responding to the changing times and how you relate to the world around you today. This is a broad theme and open to individual interpretation - we are interested in your unique view and voice.

Artist’s work may be for sale during the exhibition, Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre will take a commission of 20%.

Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre

Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre is a hub for diverse creative expression in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Over two-thirds of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora site has now been rebuilt, strengthened and restored after the devastating earthquakes of 2010-11. We care for our heritage buildings as a place where creative endeavour and entrepreneurship can thrive.

Artists Will Receive The Opportunity Of:

  • Exhibiting in a group show
  • A commission of 80% on the sale of work
  • Opportunity to present an artist talk

Te Matatiki Toi Ora Will Provide:

  • The venue for the exhibition
  • Support with install and deinstall of work
  • An opening event
  • Staffing throughout the exhibition
  • Cost of transporting works to and from the exhibition.

HOW TO APPLY

Option One

  • Send a short, written paragraph or two about you and your work (What work do you propose for the exhibition - how many, materials, size, prices, and a statement about how the works tie into the curatorial theme)
  • Pictures of 3-8 artworks
  • CV 

Option Two

  • A short video or voice recording about you and your work (What work do you propose for the exhibition - how many, materials, size, prices, how the works tie into the curatorial theme)
  • Pictures of 3-8 artworks
  • CV

Deadline for the proposal is 5pm, 14 November 2022. 

Successful applicants will be notified on the 28 November 2022.

 

For any enquiries, please email ngahinab@artscentre.org.nz

 

Image credits
  • Taonga created by David Tawhai Bodsworth
  • 'Untitled' by Ngahina Belton-Bodsworth