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Chantel Matthews, Conceptual artist, writer and curator.  Of Māori and English descent, her artworks can be described as sculptural moments inspired by the ‘everyday’ whilst exploring her own subjectivity as a woman, mother, artist and wahine Māori.  With a particular interest in how women/wāhine hold space, Chantel’s art /curatorial practice conceptually explores whanaungatanga (working together/relationship through shared experiences) and manaakitanga (supporting others) through kai kōrero, wānanga and collaboration.  Works and resides in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, New Zealand (Ngāti Hounuku, Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Ikaunahi, Tainui) Middlesex, England.


WANA 2023

Starry Starry Night, 2023

Toi o Te Tau Hau 2023

The Dinner Party, 2023


PONO:  The potential of  making something that leads to nothing, 2021

Master of Visual Arts Graduating Show,v2021

At the Foot of the Maunga: Whanui Auckland Arts Festival, 2020

Prelude: Gow Langsford, 2020

What's inside matters: Silo6, 2019 

The Artist and the Undertaker: Auckland Art Gallery, 2019

Emergent: See Lake House Arts Gallery 2019,

Bystander of Tomorrow: Nathan Homestead Manurewa 2016. 

Atamira Maori in the City: Shed 10, Auckland City 2013,

Ferrari 2013,

Muka: Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae 2012.


Toi o Te Tau Hau, 2023

Waikato Tainui 2022 NZTA Partnership Scholarship 

AD21 Award - Toi Māori Award. For cultural contribution to mātauranga Māori & Indigenous knowledge

Vā Moana Pacific Spaces Postgraduate Student Award Scholarship 2021

Waiheke Small Sculpture Benefactor Award 2021

AUT Head of School Award 2019

BC Collective Indigenous Award 2019


Te Karere April 2023

artsdiary Bread and Butter 2022

Pou Ora Project 2022

PONO at Te Tuhi - EyeContact 2022

Waiheke Small Sculpture Award 2021

Review: EyeContact

Changing Landscape of Glen Innes

Remix Magazine

Background image Sam Hartnett

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