Noelle Jakeman


Noelle Jakeman

Noelle Ipo Atanga Mihiwira Jakeman


       2002 - 2001             Masters in Art and Design – Auckland University of Technology (one year done, yet to be completed).


            2001                  Certificate in Tertiary Teaching – Auckland University of Technology.


       2000 – 1998            Advanced Diploma ‘Toihoukura’ – Tairawhiti Polytechnic, Gisborne.


       1997 – 1995             Diploma in ‘Maori Design and Technology Applied Arts’ – Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei.


1993                           Certificate in ‘Te Ara Ta Whao’ Maori Art and Design Course – Auckland Institute of Technology.


            1992                  Certificate in Applied Design Foundation – Northland Polytechnic, Kerikeri.     


         2003                  Maori Womens Welfare League & Maori Womens Development Inc. 2003 ‘Business Expose Award’

            1998                  Professor Jack Richards ‘Taikaka Award’ included the purchase of artwork for the Gisborne Art Museum’s collection.


                                    Professor Jack Richards Scholarship.


1994                           Francis Irwin Hunt Scholarship.


Vocational History

            2005                  Faculty Manager/PA – Currently working as the Faculty Manager for ‘Te Toi Whakarei Paetahi’ Arts & Visual Culture Faculty at Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi and also PA to the Head of Faculty.

                                    Project Coordinator – ‘Cultural Collision!’ U.S.-N.Z. arts workshop/residency and exhibition

                                    Initiated and coordinated ‘Cultural Collision!’, invited 14 U.S. artists consisting of practising artists, arts professors and students from various universities and art schools from around the U.S.A. to Mangere South Auckland to work alongside and exhibit with 16 local Auckland artists.   

            2004                  Project Coordinator – ‘Toi Whenua’ Auckland Maori Arts Wananga

Contracted by Auckland City Council and in liason with the Maori Arts advisors from the 4 Auckland regional councils, to coordinate the first ‘Toi Whenua’ Maori Arts Wananga planned to be an annual event. A 3 day marae based wananga/gathering in Mangere consisted of invited Auckland guest artists for presentations, workshops and performances to promote and support the Maori arts scene in Auckland. 

       2005 – 2002             Maori Art & Design Kaiako/Lecturer – Buck Nin School of Arts, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Manukau Campus Auckland.

       2002 – 2000             Maori Art & Design Lecturer – Te Ara Poutama Maori Faculty and School of Art & Design Auckland University of Technology.


1996 – 1997                   Carver

Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand Wellington.

Worked with a team of carvers on the ‘Te Hono ki Hawaiki’ wharenui (meeting house).



                           Commissioned Projects


2005                 With artists Darryl L.Thompson and Nanette Lela’ulu a collaborative commissioned public artwork submission for a new road development in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland City Council. 

                           Group & Solo Exhibitions


2005                 ‘Cultural Collision!’ U.S.A. – N.Z. exhibition featuring artworks by American and New Zealand Artists. Nathan Homestead Community Art Gallery, Manurewa, Auckland. 


2004                 ‘Nga Kaihanga Uku’ Maori Clay Artists & ‘Kauwae’ Maori Women Artists exhibitions. Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre.


'a navajo and a maori...' featuring works by a Navajo - Melanie Yazzie, and a Maori - Noelle Jakeman. Mataora Gallery, Parnell, Auckland.


                        ‘Omen’ He Tohu (Maori), Ya Wholwolneeh (Navajo) - From New Zealand to New Mexico 2004 featuring ceramic sculptures and prints by Noelle Jakeman and Melanie Yazzie. Glenn Green Galleries, Tesuque, Santa Fe New Mexico U.S.A.

2003                           ‘brounout’ featuring works by Maori and Hawaiian artists (touring exhibition). Artignite Gallery Wellington, Hastings Art Gallery Hastings, Mataora Gallery Parnell Auckland.

            2002                  Toi Maori Art Exhibition during the Kapa Haka Performing Arts Festival - Bastion Point, Orakei, Auckland.

         2001                  ‘Mataora’ Contemporary Maori Art Gallery Launch Exhibition, Ponsonby Auckland.

‘Matariki’ exhibitions – Artstation Ponsonby, and Te Taumata Art Gallery Auckland.

2000                           ’stat you? et! solo exhibition – Te Taumata Art Gallery, Auckland.

‘Te Ra’ Indigenous Arts Fest 2000 – Maia and Kotuku Galleries, Gisborne.

 ‘Te Huinga’ Contemporary Maori Art, Rotorua Convention Centre.

1999                  ‘Recent Works by Toihoukura’ – Te Taumata Art Gallery, Auckland.

‘Kauwae’ Maori Women Artists – Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre.

‘Te Kete Aronui II’ during Brisbane’s Arts Festival – Brisbane Arts Centre, Australia.

Dowse Art Museum ‘Nga Taonga a Hine-te-iwa-iwa’ Parliament Building, Wellington (which led into a Gala Cyber Auction held over the internet).

            1997                  ‘Te Kete Aronui’ NZ Link Australia Inc. – Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Australia.

                        ‘Te Atinga’ Toi Maori Arts Festival – Rotorua Convention Centre.

1996                           ‘Tangata Whenua’ – Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia.

‘Patua’ Maori Arts in Action, Wellington Festival of the Arts – City Gallery, Wellington.

            1995                  ‘Mana Wahine’ Taitokerau Women in Art – Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei.



                                    Symposiums, Festivals & Workshops

2005                  ‘Te Mata’ Indigenous Arts Gathering, Hastings, Hawkes Bay.

                        ‘Cultural Collision!’ arsts workshop/residency, ‘Te Kura Toi O Buck Nin’ Buck Nin School of Art, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Mangere, Manukau City  South Auckland.

            2004                  Printmaking workshop Arts Dept, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona U.S.A.

                        ‘Nga Kaihanga Uku’ Maori Clay Artists Wananga/Workshop – Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Gisborne.

2002                  ‘Nga Kaihanga Uku’ Maori Clay Artists Wananga/Workshop – Toihoukura, Gisborne.

Sculpture Symposium in association with Te Wananga O Aotearoa and Manukau City Council – Manukau Civic Square, Auckland.

       2000 - 1999             ‘Te Ra’ Arts Fest 2000, Indigenous Artist Symposium and Workshops – Toihoukura, Gisborne.

1998                           Toi Maori Aotearoa Arts Festival – Rotorua Convention Centre.

1998                  ‘Te Kopana’ Wananga/Workshop during Wellington Festival of the Arts – Pipitea Marae, Wellington.

Toihoukura, Arts Workshop during Brisbane Festival of the Arts – Brisbane Arts Centre, Australia.

            1997                  ‘Te Kete Aronui’ Arts Workshop – Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Australia.

                                    ‘Te Wana’ Te Atinga Rangatahi Maori Artists Workshop/Wananga – Apumoana Marae, Rotorua.

1996                  ‘Nga Kaihanga Uku’ Maori Clay Artists Wananga/Workshop – Waipoua Marae, Dargaville.

                        ‘Nga Puna Waihanga’ Wananga/Workshop – Rahiri Marae, Dargaville.



2005                  I am currently touring the U.S. as an invited Maori Artist at the following institutes - Crownpoint Institute of Technology (Navajo Tertiary Institute) New Mexico, Laguna Pueblo School New Mexico, De Paul University Chicago, The University of California. The purpose to foster indigenous links within the arts.

Cultural Exchange with Arts & Visual Culture Faculty staff and students to Brigham Young University 

       2003 – 2004             3 month U.S. Arts residency, Dec 2003 – Feb 2004. Invited as a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

     2004 – 2000             Secretary for ‘Nga Puna Waihanga O Tamaki Makaurau’ – Auckland Maori Artists Group. Involved in regular regional hui, exhibitions, workshops etc as well as secretarial duties. 

            1999                  Invited to be a Judge for the 2000 millenium Gisborne Telecom Art Award.


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