Te Miringa Te Rorarangi | Ngati Pakau Nga Puhi Waitaha-Hokianga
Indigenous Māori Artist | Designer | Independent Researcher | Collaborative.
Active in Environmental Issues from an Indigenous Perspective in Aotearoa NZ & globally, working with the Waitaha Executive Grandmothers Council as Claims Administrator.
· Research Communications Lead, Nativeland Digital, 2021.
· Treasurer of the Taheke Gazetted Māori Committee, National Māori Council, 2021.
· Aotearoa Arts Curator, The Nature of Cities Festival, 2021
· Kaitiaki & member of the Better Futures Forum, 2020.
· Founder, Region Net Positive community network platform, 2020.
· Creative Director + Founder of Fog & Moon Studio, 2017.
Courtenay Place Park Lightbox Exhibition, Matariki, Public Art Fund Wellington City Council 2022
Letting Space / Urban Dream Brokerage Public Art Commission, Pōneke, Wellington City 2021
Arts Whau Public Art Commission 20/21
Creative New Zealand, Māori Arts Fund recipient 2020
THE 1ST Circuit Matariki Commission for Masons Screen, Public Art, Wellington City 2020
Star Cluster Exhibition Public Art Commission Auckland City Council 2020 (*cancelled due to COVID).
MEMBERSHIP/ COMMUNITY: ARTS & ENVIRONMENTAL INVOLVEMENT
CIRCUIT ARTIST FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND Arts Agency 2016.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CORBANS ESTATE ART CENTRE 2018-19.
United Nations Women NZ.
Common Earth Alliance - Indigenous Working Group.
Biodynamics Association NZ.
Soil & Health NZ.
Tanya Ruka’s work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.
Creative New Zealand, Māori Arts Fund recipient 2020
& COLLABORATIVE WORK /
GROUP SHOWS / CONFERENCES.
Courtenay Place Park Lightbox Exhibition Matariki 2022, Public Art Fund Wellington City Council
'Rongo-marea-roa-a-rangi' Letting Space | Urban Dream Brokertage Public Art Commission, 2021
What Stories Does the Land Hold? Questions for a Resilient Future Series, Center for Humans & Nature,
Published July 2021
'We look to the Future with Progressive Ideals' group show by Women in Photography Au/NZ
curated by Virginia Woods-Jack
1 April - 7 September, Thistle Hall Community Venue
Open Homes Exhibition Group Show
All Goods Gallery, Avondale, Auckland
Opening Night 19th June
Inter-School Workshop Diversity Actions
La Villette Makerz, Paris/ online, Presenting on Inspiring Biodiversity in Design, University of Nimes 1-3 April
Hope Garden Workshop - Weaving Biodiversity with Amanda Hookham and Ecomatters
for the Raranga Rerenga Rauropi Community Art Project
Hope Garden, New Lynn, Ecofest March 21
14 FEB - 9 MAY 2021
22nd - 26th February 2021
Raranga Rerenga Rauropi: Weaving Biodiversity Community Art Project
* See website for details: Blockhouse Bay/ New Lynn & Avondale libraries
Whau Community Project
Supported by Arts Whau
Oct-Nov, The Pyramid Club, Wellington
Circuit Artists Agency & Epic Sweep Records
Kōhatu Tipua Supernatural Stones
CIRCUIT ARTISTS FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NZ
WELLINGTON PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
1 - 29th JULY
Kõhatu Tipua: Sky Kings - Gannet Kingdom
FUNDED BY CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND, MĀORI ARTS FUND, COMMUNITY ARTS
*Working with Te Manawa library we will be showing 'Kōhatu Tipua: Sky Kings – Gannet Kingdom'
During Matariki from 1st July, 12th July artist talk & opening.
STAR CLUSTER EXHIBITION,
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION MATARIKI Auckland City Council.
(Cancelled due to COVID19)
Common Earth Conference - design presented, Common Wealth Secretariat Regeneration Conference, LONDON UK, 1 Oct.
TEXTILE INTERSECTIONS: LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY & ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON UK
Authors : Faith Kane, Peter Brorens, Marie Joo Le Guen, Angela Kilford and Tanya Ruka
Title : Exploring a Place-Based Approach to Developing New Materials for Sustainable Futures: Natural Fibre Composites in New Zealand
Helensville Art Gallery
Matariki Group Show.
31 MAY - 9 JUNE
SAN POTITO SANNITICO, ITALY
'Towards a Critical Rurality'.
Authors: Dr Faith Kane, Dr Peter Brorens, Dr Marie Joo Le Guen, Rangi Te Kanawa, Angela Kilford & Tanya Ruka.
\ Neighbourhood, CEAC Project Space, 27 October.
/ Kete Aronui with Heather Steadman, Matariki, Helensville Art Center, 6 - 28 July
WEAVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AOTEAROA NZ: LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE,
/ 'Te Taiao'Matariki with Fred Graham Franklin Arts Centre (June)
/ Photographic work published in The Roaring Silence Book by the Depot Artspace.
Published by Depot Press.
/ In conjunction with the Circuit Symposium 2016 Phantom Topologies (Saturday 10th September) City Gallery Wellington.
“I want to be where I am” exhibition | 8th September – 30th September
‘Whenua <l^ndscape reclamation> | Mākutu #1 Mt Taranaki’ shown with Martha Atienza‘s work titled ‘My navel is buried in the sea.’
/ Matariki Festival at Mangere Arts Centre (June 7 - July 16)
/ Polynesian Triangle Films screening Spectacle, Brooklyn, NY (Sept)
/ Millennium Film Journal. No. 61 Screening in New York. (June)
/ Matariki - Te Hau a Uru - Arataki Centre Waitakere (June - July)
/ Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua? group show St Paul St Gallery (17 April - 22 May)
/ Te Hau a Uru group show @ Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery (1 Nov - 7 Dec)
/ Exhibition 2 group show artbase.org (14 Aug - 19 Sep)
/ Group Show Te Toi Hou Northart Gallery (23 June - 9 July)
/ Solo show AV room Wallace Arts Trust Centre (April)
/ Art & Sound Matariki on the Waterfront @ Silo Park (July 19 - 20)
/ WHIRIWHIRI-A-ROPU Corbans Estate Art Centre (June 21 - July 28)
*Artist Talk Saturday June 29 11am
/ 10th Anniversary Festival Corbans Estate Art Centre (Sep)
/ 'On the Count of Three' MSVA moving image graduates show Enjoy Gallery Wellington (Aug)
/ Matariki exhibition with Lisa Reihana, Papakura Art Gallery (June)
/ Assemble Assembly group show St Paul St Gallery (May)
/ Presentation to the Centre for Contemporary Photography NZ
/ Hokianga Art Gallery Waitangi Exhibition (Jan)
/ 'Tawhiri 3' RM Gallery (Nov/Dec)
/ 'Thou Shalt not Art on Sundays' group show Uxbridge Gallery (Oct)
/ 'Pink exhibition' group show NZ Steel Gallery (Oct)
/ Auckland Art Week, Highwick House (13th-21st October)
/ 'Pelago' AV room The Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Trust (29 Aug - 4 Sep)
/ 'Forest for the trees' International Year of the Forest group show Lopdell House Gallery (Aug-Oct)
/ Matariki First Light group show, The NZ Steel Gallery (July)
/ Finalist Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach Florida (June)
/ Wairoa Maori Film Festival, showcase (June)
/ Nepal 5th International Indigenous Film Festival, invited to travel to Kathmandu Nepal to showcase 'Tawhirimatea' installation during the opening ceremony (April)
/ Auckland Art Festival White Night, Wallace Arts Trust Centre
/ Finalist Wallace Arts Trust Awards
/ Matariki Exhibition group show, Corban's Estate Art Gallery
/ DVA Exhibition group show, PPG Gallery
/ 'Nga Tuahine Huanuku' Exhibition group show, West-Coast Gallery
/ 'Ara Poutama' Exhibition group show, Lopdell House Community Gallery
/ Resident Artist Tanya Maree Studio & Gallery
/ 'Whare Tangata' Exhibition group show, Lopdell House Community Gallery
/ Life Exhibition group show, Auckland Cancer Society, Aotea Centre
/ Exhibit Waitakere City Hospital
/ Exhibit Lush Design Gallery
/ Commission 10 paintings, President Plaza Hotel
Printed & online media authored by Tanya Ruka (& / or) multiple authors + artists, or artworks, art catalogues, essays, books, illustrating books + covers, magazines & articles.
What Stories Does the Land Hold? Questions for a Resilient Future Series. Center for Humans & Nature.
Design and Nature: A Partnership. Ed. Kate Fletcher, Louise St. Pierre and Mathilda Tham. LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE TOWARDS A NETWORK OF KNOWLEDGE FOR TEXTILE DESIGN IN AOTEAROA NZ, authors Faith Kane, Huhana Smith, Rangi Te Kanawa, Tanya Maree Ruka Te Miringa Te Rorarangi and Angela Kilford.
WEAVING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AOTEAROA NZ: LEARNING FROM HARAKEKE
MATERIALS DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
TAKING STOCK AT MATARIKI
MASTERS THESIS | KAITIAKITANGA
THE ROARING SILENCE
NARRATING INDIGENOUS MODERNITIES.(cover)
THE FAMILY TREE OF THE RAINBOW. (Childrens book cover)
THE WHISPERS OF WAITAHA. (Illustrations)