Arohanoa Mathews 

Ngā Toi Māori


Arohanoa Mathews 

  • Acrylic painting
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Ngā Toi Māori
  • Ngā Toi Māori
  • Painting
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual arts education

Ko Mauao tōku maunga, Ko Tauranga tōku moana, Ko Ngāti Tapu rāua ko Ngāi Tūkairangi ōkuhapū. Ko Ngāi Te Rangi tōku iwi.

I am a Contemporary Maori Artist currently working as an Artist Resident at The Satellite Studios, The Incubator Creative Hub at The Historic Village in Tauranga. I have a Degree in Visual Communications Design and Fine Arts graduating from Unitec, Auckland and have earned a Diploma of Teaching and Education from the Auckland College of Education. My areas of focus are painting and print commissions, murals, community education and fashion products.

My art represents my cultural heritage, Maori through the use of Maori art forms with many of my pieces featuring the moko kauae (chin tattoo). My Mana Wahine work has been exhibited in the United States, Los Angeles in the Air NZ Food, Wine and Art Show and most recently this year in the Waitangi Exhibition at The Peoples Gallery, Tauranga.

I am passionate about empowering and collaborating with other Indigenous Artists and call to action, anyone who would like to connect and collaborate with the focus around Nga Toi Maori or Indigenous Art.


Interested in

  • Commissions
  • Actively looking for sponsorship
  • Open to creative opportunities


Free Children's Workshops. The Artery (The Incubator Creative Hub), The Historic Village, Tauranga