Kete Aronui

ARTS CHANNEL – Tuesdays from 6 November, 8.00pm

Kete Aronui is a half hour art show featuring artists from all around Aotearoa and covering all disciplines. From music, carvers, performers, weavers, painters, sculptors, filma makers, theatre and multimedia, Kete Aronui is at the heart of indigenous art. Kete Aronui is driven by an acknowledgement of the immense indigenous talent in Aotearoa. In each of the episodes, today’s artists are talking about their lives, their work, achievements, passion and aspirations. Each programme develops and maintains a style and a pace that best reveals and illuminates each artist’s life, philosophy and works, giving the audience potent insight into the creative process and inspiration that may carry over into their own lives.

ARTS CHANNEL – Mondays from 4 June, 7.30pm

Kete Aronui is a half hour art show featuring artists from all around Aotearoa and covering all disciplines. From music, carvers, performers, weavers, painters, sculptors, film makers, theatre and multimedia, Kete Aronui is at the heart of indigenous art. Kete Aronui is driven by an acknowledgement of the immense indigenous talent in Aotearoa. In each of the episodes, today’s artists are talking about their lives, their work, achievements, passion and aspirations. Each programme develops and maintains a style and a pace that best reveals and illuminates each artist’s life, philosophy and works, giving the audience potent insight into the creative process and inspiration that may carry over into their own lives.

Saturday 26 March 2011, 9.00 pm on Maori Television

A celebration of pioneering filmmaker Merata Mita – the first New Zealand woman to write and direct a feature film.

Tuesday 1 March 2011, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Te Rongo Kirkwood is an artist who works with sheet glass and has expanded into working on large sculptural pieces to express her passion. Te Rongo is one of only a few established artists in this area. (REPEAT)

Tuesday 29 March 2011, 8.00 pm on Maori Television

Tonight: Tracey Tawhiao trained as a lawyer but instead chose to become a poet, painter and writer. Her paintings emphasise the position of Maori in contemporary New Zealand society.

Sunday 20 February 2011, 10.00 pm on Maori Television

Art series showcasing talented New Zealand artists from a wide range of disciplines. Tonight: Lisa Reihana is one of the most respected contemporary artists of her generation. (REPEAT SERIES PREMIERE)

Tuesday 15 February at 8:00pm on Maori Television

Tonight: Gavin Bishop is one of New Zealand’s best known writers and illustrators of children’s books, many drawing on Maori legends. His ancestry plays a big part in his illustrations. (REPEAT)

Sunday December 12 at 8.00 PM on Maori Television

A celebration of contemporary Maori artists from across the art world. Tonight: Tracey Tawhiao trained as a lawyer but chose not to follow that professional path and became instead a poet, painter and writer. Her paintings explore the position of Maori in contemporary New Zealand society.

Sunday December 5 at 8.00 PM on Maori Television

A wonderful series that looks at the vibrant and varied world of Maori artists in Aotearoa, and the wondrous and thought-provoking works they create. Tonight: Pip Hartley (Tuwharetoa / Poukara) is an emerging ta moko artist with wisdom beyond her years. A self-described ‘student of the universe’, Pip’s learning continues to inform her approach to ta moko. Based at Mana Moko Studios on Auckland’s K’ Rd, Pip has always attracted a wide variety of clientele, local and international, and she takes on each individual with caution, acknowledging the sacred symbols and signs of protection that ta moko can represent.

Sunday November 21 at 8.00 PM on Maori Television

A celebration of contemporary artists from across the art world, from a Maori perspective. Tonight: Peter Gordon (Ngati Kahungunu) is a top international celebrity chef who makes an artform of his culinary creations. Undoubtedly one of the country’s most successful exports, he has an international reputation for pushing boundaries with his innovative fusion cuisine.