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Elizabeth Ellis (Mountain) CNZM JP

Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Takimoana, Ngāi Tāne, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kuta

Elizabeth Ellis (Mountain) CNZM JP

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Elizabeth is an advocate of Māori arts and culture. Sheinitiated Haerewa, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland Art Gallery in 1994 and as Chair, sheled delegations to Berlin, Pilsen and San Francisco with the Lindauer MāoriPortraits exhibition. She resigned in late 2020.

 

She is Chair of the Wairau Māori Art Gallery CharitableTrust since 2017 and was of its forerunner, Māori Advisory Panel since 2012.Since 2010, she has also served as Chair of the Toi Iho Charitable Trust. Sheis a Life Member of the Auckland Institute and Museum 1964 and an inauguralTrustee on the Judith Binney Trust Te Toimairangi o Te Aroha since 2013.

 

Elizabeth graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, TheUniversity of Auckland. She was on the New Zealand Arts Foundation for sevenyears; CNZ Council three years and Chair of Te Waka Toi, the Māori Arts Boardof CNZ nine years (1994–2006); NZ Representative on the Council of Pacific Artsand Culture, SPC Noumea 1996-2006 when she led the NZ delegations with Dame TeAtairangikahu to Samoa, New Caledonia and the Republic of Palau.

 

She was on the International Federation of Arts Cuncils andCultural Agencies (1999-2006). Elizabeth’s professional background is in ArtEducation from 1966 and Education Evaluation (1990-2013).

Championing the finest of Māori creativity, past, present and future. Championing the finest of Māori creativity, past, present and future. Championing the finest of Māori creativity, past, present and future. Championing the finest of Māori creativity, past, present and future.