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Hayley Smith

Visual Artist

Ringatoi Māori

Ko Māuao te Maunga

Ko Tauranga te Moana

Ko Ngāti Ranginui, ko Ngāi Te Rangi ngā Iwi

Multi disciplinary artist born and bred in Tauranga Moana. 

Kairangahau - researcher of local history , having dabbled in many mediums of traditional toi māori.

Currently kaitiaki of Okorore Ngā Toi Māori Gallery at the Historic Village in Tauranga .

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This collection is a based around a contemporary character base reflecting the pre-colonial times with a modern fusion. 

Using many traditional patterns and styles of kākahu / cloaks tro adorn the tangata that portray times and represent iwi and hāpori , landscapes and landmarks, events and occasions. 

Most of these works inspired by kaupapa happening in and around Tauranga Moana, Our People , Our History , Our Places - whānau dynamics, whakapapa and kōtahitanga.

All original Acrylic on Canvas

Multiple size ranges to suit all spaces.

The Incubator Hub 

Tauranga Historic Village , 17th Ave 


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