• Maungarongo Te Kawa
  • Neke Moa
  • Arielle Walker & Emily Parr
  • Heidi Brickell
  • Angela Morton Room
  • Te Ara Minhinnick
  • Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole
  • Bobby Luke
  • Stevei Houkāmau
  • Kayley Ngawati, Āio Mataira-Whare & Hana Tuwhare

Whānau Mārama gathers together Māori artists and researchers under the nine whetū of Matariki to deepen collective understanding of the Māori new year. Presented throughout the Commercial Bay precinct, the artworks reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and being, remembering histories, documenting the present, and re-imagining the world to come. As a cluster, as a map, the artists and works guide us towards an Indigenous Future.

Facilitated by artist Jade Townsend, Whānau Mārama celebrates the mātauranga associated with Matariki. The star cluster is engaged as a frame for contemporary Māori art practice, drawing on its functions as an aid to navigation and as a marker of a period of reflection and renewal. Re-connecting us to our genealogies and the environment that supports us, the stars help us to recognise the cultural and political distances between us, while offering a way to unite.

Guided tours of the Whānau Mārama installations run daily - find details here


  • Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm
  • Saturday to Tuesday, 11am to 3pm


  • 6 Lower Albert Street
  • Commercial Bay
  • Tāmaki Makaurau 1010