Te Ara Whakarei

Hemi MacGregor

Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe

Hemi MacGregor

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Hemi Macgregor is a highly respected artist and educator, who graduatedfrom the prestigious Māori Visual Arts programme at Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, MasseyUniversity in Palmerston North, and is currently an Associate Professor with Whiti o RehuaSchool of Art at Massey University. Throughout his career, Hemi has contributed to the New Zealand artsarena with a particular focus on the field of Māori arts. Hemi is a formercommittee member for Te Atinga Māori Arts under Toi Māori and contributed tothe establishment of the Ngaru Rua Rangatahi initiative, He was also a memberof the Wellington Sculpture Trust Advisory Group and currently is working withlocal secondary schools in the Wellington region through the Ahurea Māoriprogramme and Creatives in Schools initiative to provide Matauranga Māori artengagement.

 

Hemi's artistic practice spans painting, sculpture, and installation,and collaboration with other artists is a central thread of his career. Exhibitingwidely both nationally and internationally recent events include Waiora, Hastings City Art Gallery 2022 - 2023(painting and sculpture), Matarau, City Art Gallery Wellington withguest curator Shannon Te Ao 2021 – 2022 (painting and sculpture), Toi Tū Toi Ora: ContemporaryMāori Art 2020 – 2021 (sculpture and collaborative installation withSaffronn Te Ratana and Ngataiharuru Taepa). From 2015 to 2021 Hemi was a member ofTe Kahui Toi, the Māori artist team that guided the creation of Te Rau KaramuMarae, at Massey Universities Wellington campus.

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.