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Original Artworks by Rhian Smith available for purchase

UPCOMING EVENTS

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“Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama.”

“Seek and discover, discover, and know, know and become enlightened.”

This workshop offers the opportunity to create a masterpiece with tae whenua (earth pigments) that you will create, while disscusing the contemporary, modern and traditional māori uses of whenua such as kōkōwai, kerewhenua and more..

Services

If you are looking to partake in something new, below are some of the workshops that are currently available.

Painting with whenua workshop Facilitation

Earth Pigment workshop. Create your own masterpiece using earth pigments that you will create while learning about old and new ways this practice is being used.

Perfect activity for group or team bonding, kaiako/teacher both personal and professional development programs

Prices may vary and are kaupapa/project based,

please get in touch for more information.

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Wheako | Experience

Education

Poupou Karanga (Certificate in Karanga)

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori & Indigenous Art - Weaving

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ki Tauranga Moana

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup

Elite School of Beauty (Tauranga) Formally known as Face and Beauty Academy 

Poupou Karanga (Diploma in Mātauranga Māori)

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Exhibitions

2024

Tae Ako

(Curated by Rhian Smith and Hayley Smith, a group show exhibiting works from first time whenua practitioners and first time exhibitors)

Okorore Ngā Toi Māori Taonga Studio and Gallery

2023

Waiariki Art Auction

(Group Art Auction)

Kūwao Space

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Pūrakau

(Group show)

Okorore Ngā Toi Māori Taonga Studio and Gallery

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Te Huihuinga o ngā Hue

(Group show)

Okorore Ngā Toi Māori Taonga Studio and Gallery

2021

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(Group art exhibition)