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 several 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.
He has artworks in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa and with the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various embassy's.
Exhibition Record, Art Training and Tutoring
1981 - Meadowbank Tech. NSW Art Certificate
1984 - University of Western Sydney - Dip. Fine Arts Major Painting and Prints
1985 - Group Exhibition - Lewers Gallery - Penrith
1988 - Wairarapa Art Centre, Masterton - Solo Exhibition
1989 - Upper Hutt Art Society - Solo Exhibition
1990 - City Art Gallery - Group Exhibition Maori Artists
1991 - Whangara Maori Artists Wananga -
Gisborne and Waiheke Island Maori Artists Te Waka Toi Wananga - 1992
1992 - Whakaairo student under Takirirangi Smith - Wairarapa
1993 - Art award Young Farmers, Wairarapa
1996 - Artist in residence - Nelson Creek Pottery, Westcoast
1997 - Wellington Academy Fine Arts - Group Exhibition
2002 - Shalom Gallery, Parnell Auckland - Solo Exhibition
2002 - Appearance on Nightline and Maori TV with exhibition
2004 - Chameleon Gallery, Masterton - Solo 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, NSW
2011 - Whakaairo Student - Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Palmy
2011 - Square Edge Gallery - Solo Exhibition, Palmerston North
2011 - Te Manawa Gallery - Local Artists Review Exhibition, Palmerston North
2012 - Hetet Gallery - Solo Exhibition Te Pataka Porirua
2013 - Hetet Gallery - Solo Exhibition 'Nga Kupu Huna'
2013 - Gilberd Marriot Gallery - 'Nga Kupu Huna' Wellington
2013 - Square Edge Gallery - 'Nga Kupu Huna' Palmerston Nth
2014 - Pataka Gallery - Te Tau o te Rangi, Porirua, Wellington
2015 - Vault Gallery - 'Remembrance' WW1
2017 - Maori Art Show - Waterfront Gallery, Wellington
2019 - Napier Museum Ngati Kahungunu Hau Kura Exhibition