What is toi Māori? Multimedia journalist Te Kuru Dewes (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rangitihi), think the works in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art stand for?
'We must all – Māori, Pākehā and foreigners – understand the history of this land, Aotearoa. To me, this is the true essence of art – to teach, to honour and to retain our own stories of this land.' – Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes