‘Toi-ariki, te Toi-uru-tapu, te Toi-uru-rangi, te Toi-uru-roa’
‘Art of the Gods, all sacredness, heavenly origin, all embracing-creation’
Toiariki’s founding Artist Richard Francis currently resides in Rotorua working full time as a Contemporary Maori Artist and Educator, specializing in Moko (Maori Indeginous Skin Art).
He is also keenly concerned with the re-development of the symbolism and information attached to Moko designs, mostly focusing on these issues as they relate to his affiliated Iwi.
His work as a practicing tā moko artist is only one of many roles that he fulfils as a visual artist, carver, graphic designer, researcher of whakapapa, and tribal history. He is also a Kapa Haka performer for the Hikuwai Cultural Kapahaka Group.
Toiarikis' Services in the Maori Arts domain include:
-Maori Art Seminar/lectures
-Whanau Reunion Designs
-Customised Maori Designs
-Maori T-shirts/Sports teams Apparel
-Kapahaka Moko Stencils
For booking and inquiries please Contact at
+64 21 483 272 or leave your details and a message below
Location of the Ta Moko studio is
1157 Arawa St, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 21 483 272