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17th November 2007,

Matariki Gallery introduces MAORI ART in Hilton Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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As from the 1st of January - 28th of February 2008 Hilton Rotterdam and Matariki Gallery will be organizing the exhibition MAORI ART .

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With this exhibition Matariki Gallery and Hilton Rotterdam meet and accommodate the large popularity of tribal art and the huge interest in artefacts from other parts of the world.

More people are making far journeys and thus a wider public develops a growing interest for global art.
It is therefore a marvelous opportunity for those who like tribal art and Polynesian and Maori art in particular for they can really enjoy themselves at this exhibition MAORI ART. And if they want to it is possible to purchase an artwork for they are (almost) all for sale.

Hilton Rotterdam with international radiation offers its lobby on the first floor to make it possible to experience this special art of the native inhabitants of New Zealand in a spacious ambience.

This exhibition will be taken care of by Matariki Gallery, specialized in Maori arts and crafts as a total concept.
The art and culture of the Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand is one of powerful symbolism and proud radiation and slowly starts to get the worldwide attention it really deserves.
Matariki gallery wants to play a roll in this with its symbolic and therefore powerful name.

Visitor of this exhibition in Hilton can get acquainted with the art of these Maori artists and New Zealand artists with a great passion for Maori symbolism.

You can look at the artworks which are original paintings, high quality Giclee prints on canvas and paper in limited editions and prints in frames of

Lisa Wilkins Pirika , Rob Fort , Theresa Reihana and Thomas Lauterbach.

Matariki Gallery acts as an agent for these and many other Maori artists and NZ artists with Maori radiation in their works.
On the virtual gallery Matariki you can get an impression of these artists and their artworks.
These contemporary Maori artists create beautiful combinations of modern materials with old traditional Maori patterns and decorative Maori techniques. These patterns and techniques were already used by their ancestors and passed on to tell the rich stories of their tribe or iwi. Maori arts are the means of recording tribal history, acknowledging the spiritual world and illustrating whakapapa (genaelogy).

The arts and crafts that Matariki wants to offer you reflect the Maori cultural heritage. Maori culture is highly entwined with New Zealand nature itself and also with Maori religion, traditions, ceremonies, Maori legends and myths. Many works of art express these traditions and therefore it is such a unique form of art from a world mostly unknown to us Western people.

Symbolism and meanings behind the works are explained in the present descriptions.
This also goes for the type of media used as well as the price of the artwork.
Detailed pricelists are obtainable in the lobby on request.
If you would prefer a personal advice and a guided tour, this is also possible, please contact
Or phone (0031) 6 120 55 817 to make an appointment.
Owner and managing director Mrs. Jolande Quispel will be happy to explain and illustrate the necessary knowledge and backgrounds.

With a lifelong great passion for Maori culture she considers it her mission to introduce this special art and culture of the native inhabitants of the land of the long white cloud – Aotearoa (New Zealand) – into The Netherlands and Europe.
Therefore she has built a strong bond with the Maori artists whom she represents with great passion.

Next to paintings Matariki Gallery also represents traditional Maori wood carving, traditional Maori Flax weaving, Maori jewellery, among which also the traditional cow bone pendants( bone carvings), greenstone pendants and jewellery of Paua and Mother of Pearl Shell, as well as corporate giftware and accessories all with a large Pacific radiation.
You can find all this on Matariki virtual gallery.

Further more it is possible to buy the paintings and (Giclee) prints of the MAORI ART exhibition right on the spot, pay at the reception of Hilton Rotterdam and directly take with you.

The exhibition is open to the public and to be seen and experienced at the lobby on the first floor.
In the window on the ground floor (next to the entrance Kruiskade) you will find several smaller artworks like Maori carved wooden masks, corporate gifts, traditional Maori flax weaving kete – bags and smaller prints and Giclee prints on canvas. The prices are mentioned, these articles can also be purchased and paid for at the reception, where all prices are known.

Hilton Rotterdam

Weena 10,
3012 CM Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 31-10-7108000 Fax: 31-10-7108080

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