Matariki Williams

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi) is a doctoral candidate, curator, writer and editor in the arts and cultural sector. Previous roles include as Senior Historian, Mātauranga Māori at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand.

Everything By: Matariki Williams


What if Pākehā were subjected to the same colonisation as Māori? Matariki Williams travels into the sci-fi world of 'Turncoat' - where an all-too-familiar narrative of colonisation plays out amongst aliens and humans.


Art is a Salve

From the Springbok Tour, to the Vietnam War, to the occupation of Palestine, Matariki Williams delves into how the arts have been, and can be, used to express solidarity and protest.


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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