Matariki Williams

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Matariki Williams (Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue) is committed to the centering of Māori perspectives and strengthening the cultural sector from the ground up. Her day job is as Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa and she's also the co-founder of Tusk - Emergent Culture. Most importantly she is mama taniwha to her two haututū kids.

Everything By: Matariki Williams


Matariki Williams is transported into the micro-universes of Witi Ihimaera’s characters, brought together in a play by Nancy Brunning.


Matariki Williams explores the diverse experiences of motherhood through the work of ten mother artists.


The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu

Choreographer Bianca Hyslop draws upon the story of her grandmother and the force of the Pōhutu geyser in a pulsating new dance work that balances tension and relief. Matariki Williams reviews.


As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Matariki Williams looks at its time there, and forward to its next site at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris.


Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss in Shannon Te Ao's latest exhibition.


Wānanga kōrero: Our mana is inherent

How do we curate ourselves into existence? Mātauranga Māori Curator Matariki Williams sits down kanohi ki te kanohi with Faith Wilson, Hana Pera Aoake and Bridget Reweti to discuss Dark Objects.


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