Wi Taepa

Friday 19 April, 12:30 pm

Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Āti Awa) is a master of Māori clay art, with a career spanning over 30 years. Taepa is celebrated for his unique practice. The artist has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at City Gallery Te Whare Toi Wellington in 2012 and a retrospective in 2018 at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. In 2022 Taepa was a recipient of the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours and was appointed as an Officer of the Order (ONZM) for his services to Māori art, particularly ceramics.