Te Ahua Nei Sweet n Sour E Kare You're so Colonised Where Everyone Gets a Bargain Geyserland Hotel Merchandise Woven Images Are Yous Okay?


Email: ginamatchitt@hotmail.com
Born 1966
Rotorua,  Aotearoa/New Zealand

Tribal Affiliations

Ngati Rangitihi, Te Arawa
Ngati Ngahere, Whakatohea

Graduated  Unitec School of Design, Auckland
Craft Design Diploma (Jewellery)

Graduated Masters of Maori Visual Arts, Massey University, New Zealand

Employment History

September 2013
Attendant at the NZ pavilion, Venice Biennale
Bill Culbert, Front Door Out Back

December 2012 - present
Substitute Teacher
Ambrit International School Rome

June 2011- June 2012
Sales Assistant
CB2 Design, Georgetown, Washington DC

August 2010 – June 2012
Substitute photography teacher
Sidwell Friends School , Washington DC

December 2006 – February 2007
Lecturer –Maori Art history – summer paper, School of Art History, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

February 2005 – September 2006
Studio Lecturer - Jewellery/Drawing/ Sculpture, Arts and Visual Culture,
Whakarei Paetahi Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi,(Maori University)
Whakatane, New Zealand

Lecturer - Body Adornment,
Unitec School of Design, Auckland, New Zealand

Lecturer- Body Adornment, Metal History and Maori Arts,
Unitec School of Design Auckland, New Zealand

Guest lecturer  Jewellery Moves an exhibition of contemporary jewellery,
Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Conference Co-ordinator of Korero A Te Whatu, Craft Conference, Unitec School of Design, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Exhibitions

February 2012
Te Ahua Nei – City Gallery Wellington New Zealand
Exhibition of  6 large works of woven photographs and duct tape
With Susanna Leiatua

November 2011
8th Annual Transformer Silent  Auction  and Benefit Party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, nominated DC and international artists selected work for an exhibition, auction and benefit

Finalist, Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award
Waikato Museum, Hamilton New Zealand

Sweet ‘n’ Sour, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington NZ
Plastic Maori, The New Dowse, Wellington NZ

Te Taitanga, SouthWest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas USA

Kare You’re So Colonised, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington NZ
Telecom Prospect, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington NZ
JOC (jewellery out of context) Coda Museum, Netherlands
Making and Meaning, Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Growing Up, 20 years of Unitec Jewellery Graduates, Objectspace, Auckland NZ

Where Everyone Gets a Bargain, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland NZ

Geyserland Hotel, Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland NZ
Ka kino Auckland Art gallery, Auckland NZ

Purangiaho, Group Maori Art Exhibition
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1999 Seppelt Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Public Collections

  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Auckland Museum
  • Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery
  • Te Papa Tongarewa, The National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
  • The New Dowse, Wellington
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, NZ
  • Parliamentary Collection, The Beehive, Wellington NZ
  • Selected Publications
  • Seen This Century, 100 New Zealand Artists – Warwick Brown/RandomHouse NZ
  • Lost in Translation, New Zealand Stories – (cover photograph) editor Marco
    Random House NZ

Media Coverage

Kete Aronui, Maori artist profile - Kiwa Productions for Maori Television, screened 8 August 2006
16 July 2006  Interview/segment featuring bags from Where Everyone Gets a Bargain
TVNZ  One News - interview by Tini Molyneaux

© Gina Matchitt