BIO:

Tanya Ruka

 

Te Rorarangi Te Miringa | Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi, Waitaha. 

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. 

Founder, Region Net Positive community network 2020.

Creative Director + Founder of Fog & Moon Studio 2017. 

Master Art & Design, Post Grad Diploma Art & Design,

Bachelor of Visual Art, Diploma in Visual Art,

Post Grad. Cert. of Proficiency LAW.

Creative New Zealand, Māori Arts Fund recipient 2020. 

 

MEMBERSHIP/ COMMUNITY: ARTS & ENVIRONMENTAL INVOLVEMENT

CIRCUIT ARTIST FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND Arts Agency 2016.​

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CORBANS ESTATE ART CENTRE 2018-19.​

 

Kaitiaki & member of the Better Futures Forum 2020.

United Nations Women NZ.

Common Earth Alliance.

Biodynamics Association NZ. 

Soil & Health NZ.

Textile Exchange.

Tanya Ruka’s work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.

EXHIBITIONS:

& COLLABORATIVE WORK /

 GROUP SHOWS / CONFERENCES.

2020

'The Sound of Seeing - Sonic Experiment in Aotearoa Artists Film & Video 1973-2020'

Oct-Nov, The Pyramid Club, Wellington

Circuit Artists Agency & Epic Sweep Records

Kōhatu Tipua Supernatural Stones

MATARIKI MASON STREET SCREEN

CIRCUIT ARTISTS FILM & VIDEO AOTEAROA NZ

WELLINGTON PUBLIC ART COMMISSION

1 - 29th JULY

https://www.circuit.org.nz/blog/circuit-cast-episode-86-tanya-te-miringa-te-rorarangi-ruka-and-martin-awa-clarke-langdon

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.

Te Manawa.

(Cancelled due to COVID19)

2019

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

July 2019

Matariki Group Show.

RURAL DESIGN WEEK 2019

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.

2018

\ 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,

Textiles & Place Symposium, Manchester School of Art, April.

HARAKEKE TEAM: Dr Faith Kane, Huhana Smith, Rangi Te Kanawa.

 

 

2017

 

/ '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. 

 

2016

 

/ 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.’

The Engine Room, Massey University.

 

/ Matariki Festival at Mangere Arts Centre (June 7 - July 16)

 

2015

 

/ 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)

 

2014

 

/ 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)

 

 

2013

 

/ 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

 

2012

 

/ 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)

 

2011

 

/ '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

 

2009

 

/ Finalist Wallace Arts Trust Awards

/ Matariki Exhibition group show, Corban's Estate Art Gallery

 

2006

 

/ 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

 

2004

 

/ Exhibit Waitakere City Hospital
/ Exhibit Lush Design Gallery
/ Commission 10 paintings, President Plaza Hotel

PUBLICATIONS

Printed & online media authored by Tanya Ruka (& / or) multiple authors + artists, or artworks, art catalogues, essays, books, illustrating books + covers, magazines & articles.

  • 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

  • UNFOLDING KAITIAKITANGA

  • PUKOHU

  • MFJ NO.61

  • SPEAKEASY

  • THE ROARING SILENCE

  • NARRATING INDIGENOUS MODERNITIES.(cover)

  • THE FAMILY TREE OF THE RAINBOW. (Childrens book cover)

  • THE WHISPERS OF WAITAHA. (Illustrations) 

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