Matariki Williams

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue) is Acting Senior Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa Tongarewa. With Stephanie Gibson and Puawai Cairns, she is the co-author of the publication Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance. Matariki is the co-founded and co-edits ATE Journal of Māori Art with Bridget Reweti, and her writing has featured in multiple online publications including frieze, Art in America, e-Tangata, Pantograph Punch, The Spinoff, and ArtZone.

Jun 11, 2020

These are my feathers: An extract from Te Manu Huna A Tāne

An essay about learning to weave with what you have.

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Aug 16, 2018

Māori girl: unnamed but not forgotten

Curator matauranga Māori at Te Papa, Matariki Williams, introduces a woman that watches over the Ngā Tai Whakarongorua exhibition at Te Papa, known only as Maori girl.

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