BIO

 

Toku Whakapapa - Maori tribal connections

Ko Tararua te Maunga

Ko Waiohine te Awa

Ko Kurahaupo raua me Takitimu oku Waka

Ko Rangitane raua me Ngati Kahungunu oku Iwi

Ko Ngai Tumapuhia a Rangi raua me Ngati Moe oku Hapu

Ko Tikawenga Te Tau raua Ko Te Aitu o te Rangi oku Tupuna

Ko Papawai toku Marae

No Wairarapa ahau

Ko Sam Te Tau toku ingoa

 

 

Sam Te Tau is from Wairarapa and is resident in Pahiatua.

He has been painting for over thirty years and has had four solo exhibitions.

After a formal art education at Meadowbank College in N.S.W, he majored in

painting at Western University, Sydney.

Sam has tutored painting and drawing at tertiary level and served as Artist in residence in NZ and Australia.

Exhibition Record, Art Training and Tutoring

1981 - Meadowbank Tech. NSW Art Certificate

1984 - University of Western Sydney -  Dip. Fine Arts Major Painting and Printmaking

1985 - Group Exhibition - Lewers Gallery - Penrith

1988 - Wairarapa Art Centre, Masterton - Solo Exhibition

1991 - Whangara Maori Artists Wananga - Gisborne (sponsor Te Waka Toi)

1992 - Whakaairo student under Takirirangi Smith - Wairarapa Community Polytech

1993 – Second art prize Young Farmers Art Competition

1994 - Waiheke Island Maori Artists Wananga - Auckland (sponsor Te Waka Toi)

1996 - Artist in residence - Nelson Creek Pottery, Westcoast - Greymouth

1997 - Wellington Academy Fine Arts - Group Exhibition

2002 - Shalom Gallery, Parnell Auckland - Solo Exhibition

2002 - Appearance on Nightline and Maori TV with Shalom exhibition

2005 - Kura gallery, Wellington - Group Exhibition

2007 - Commission - Industrial Art, Northpower - Tauranga

2008 - Katoomba Gallery, NSW - Group Exhibition

2010 - Aratoi Gallery Masterton - Group Exhibition

2011 - Artist in Residence - Printmaking at Duck Studio, Wollongong NSW

2011 - Whakaairo Student - Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Palmerston North

2011 - Square Edge Gallery - Solo Exhibition, Palmerston North

2011 - Te Manawa Gallery - Local Artists Review Exhibition, Palmerston North

2012 - Hetet Gallery - Solo Exhibition   'Te Tau o te Rangi'

2013 - Gilberd Marriot Gallery - 'Nga Kupu Huna'  - Wellington

2013 - Square Edge Gallery - 'Nga Kupu Huna'        - Palmerston North

2014 - Pataka Gallery – Group Exhibition                 - Porirua

2015 - Vault Gallery - current show 'Remembrance' - Palmerston North

2017 - Hastings Community Art Centre   Group Exhibition - Hastings

2018 - Napier Museum – Kahungunu Group Exhibition   

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