Responding to the vision statement of Toi Māori Aotearoa - 'Toi Māori ki te kainga, Toi Māori ki te ao' - 2023 Taihonoa Intern, Te Huihui o Matariki Chi Huy Tran created NGĀ TUI: a series of visual pūrākau and mātauranga Māori connecting tangata and Te Taiao.

“As a ringatoi rangatahi from Porirua, my passion spans diverse artistic forms and expresses the importance of preserving Māori art in our communities, and the commitment to share Māori art forms globally.”

Speaking of the work 'Toi Māori ki te ao' (2024) - the leading artwork of NGĀ TUI – which embodies the commitment to share Māori art forms globally, Te Huihui says: “Proudly spreading our toi is a celebration of cultural identity, allowing Māori artists to showcase our unique heritage, values, and techniques to a global audience. The global stage becomes a platform for cultural exchange, enriching Māori artistic practices through engagement with diverse perspectives.”

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


  • Toi Māori Gallery
  • Level 4, 150 Featherston Street
  • Wellington 6011