Kulimoe'anga Stone Maka

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV


2002-2004    Bachelor of Visual Art, The University of Auckland  
1998-2001     Certificate of Art and Design, Whitecliffe College of Art & Design, Auckland
1988-1991      Liahona High School, Tonga

2011     Creative New Zealand Emerging Pacific Artist Award
2009    Artist in Residence, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, Canterbury University
2008    Margaret Stoddart Award
2007    Martin Hughes Art Award: Finalist
2003    To’utupu Tonga Trust Annual Art Excellence Award
1997    South Pacific Environment Arts Award: Designed Tongan poster on preserving Tonga’s coral reef
1996    Designed the Tongan Trade Logo

Solo Exhibitions
2022   Kumi e Manatu – Finding Black Tapa Memories, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2021   Toga mo Bolata’ane”  Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch
2010   Tohinoa ‘o ‘eku Manatu – Journal of my Memories,  CoCA, Christchurch
2009   Faka’ahu – Contemporary Fumage, McCarthy Gallery, Auckland; Central Library, University of Canterbury; CoCA, Christchurch
2008   Ngatu tu ‘uli / The Past is Now, CoCA , Christchurch
2007   Papata pe ka na’e Lalanga (It may be coarse in texture, but it was woven), Our City O-Tautahi, Vitu Pacific Festival, Christchurch
2004   Talamahu Market, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
2003   Uxbridge Art Gallery, Howick, Auckland
2002   Te Taumata Art Gallery, Grafton, Auckland
2002   Art by the Sea Gallery, Devonport, Auckland
2001    Carlton Hotel Ballroom, Newton,  Auckland
1998-2003  Auckland Pasifika Festival, Western Springs, Auckland
1997   Art of this World Gallery, Devonport, Auckland
1997   Manukau City Council Art Gallery, Manukau, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 - 2022   Te Wheke, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch
2020    Sustaining the Local, The Central Art Gallery, Christchurch
2020    Biennale of Sydney 2020 – NIRIN, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2019     Va Oceans Between, Turanga Library, Christchurch
2017     Kaitani, Physics Room, Christchurch
2017     First Thursdays CHCH, The Colombo and Dilana Rugs, Christchurch
2016    Tonga ‘i Onopooni, Tonga Contemporary, City Gallery, Invercargill
2015    Tonga ‘i Onopooni, Tonga Contemporary, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton;  Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru; Forrester Gallery,  Oamaru
2014    Tonga ‘i Onopooni, Tonga Contemporary, Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua
2010    Visions of Utopia, CoCA (Centre of Contemporary Art), Christchurch
2008   Bite Me, Our City O-Tautahi, Christchurch
2008   Preview Exhibition, CoCA, Christchurch; Temple Gallery,  Dunedin
2008   10th Festival of the Pacific Arts, Pago Pago Museum, American Samoa;  Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington;
O’kaioceanikart Gallery, Auckland
2008   Margaret Stoddart Award Exhibition, CoCA, Christchurch
2007   2 x 8, CoCA Gallery, Christchurch
2007   Martin Hughes Contemporary Pacific Art Exhibition, Auckland
2007   Maka Tu’u Taha,  Fresh Gallery, Otara, Auckland
2007   Vitu Pacific Festival, Our City O-Tautahi, Christchurch;  O’kaioceanikart Gallery, Auckland; Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington;
Portsifika Gallery, Port Chalmers, Dunedin
2006   Pacific artists’ exhibition, Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington;  Portsifika Gallery, Port Chalmers, Dunedin
2005   O le Ala i le Pule o le Tautua, Pacific Gallery, Ono Pacific Festival, New Brighton, Christchurch
2005   Jubilee Celebration Art Exhibition, Brigham Young University - Hawaii (BYU), Laie, Hawaii
2003   Auckland Easter Show Exhibition, Greenlane, Auckland
2003   Pasifikaha students, Art Net Gallery, Otara, Auckland
2003   Guest artist in Manukau Vessel and Sculpture Exhibition, Nathan Homestead Art Centre, Manurewa, Auckland
2003   Pasifikaha students,  Te Tuhi, The Mark, Pakuranga, Auckland
2003   Niu Mui, Tongan emerging artists, Lakeside Convention Centre, Mangere, Auckland
2002   Pasifikaha students, Lopdell House Art Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland
2002   Tautai Trust Artists, Aotea Centre Gallery, Central Auckland
2001    Aotea Centre Gallery, featuring Richard Cooper, Auckland
2001    Summer Hanging, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Central Auckland
2000   Summer Hanging, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Central Auckland
2000   Tautai Trust Contemporary Artists, Artstation Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland
2000   Emerging artists, Aotea Centre Gallery, Central Auckland
2000   Morgan Street Gallery, featuring Fatu Feu’u, Ian George, Henry Wilson,  Sylvia Masters, Newmarket, Auckland
1999    Tautai Trust Contemporary Artists, Morgan Street Art Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland
1999    Pacific artists, Pacific Contemporary Art Gallery, Otahuhu, Auckland
1999    Emerging Artists, Artstation Gallery, Ponsonby, Central Auckland

 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand 
 Chartwell Trust Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
 Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch, New Zealand 
 Te Papa Collection, Wellington, New Zealand
 Wrightman Collection, Christchurch, New Zealand

2016   Painting for Pacific Trust, Christchurch
2015   Painting for Chris Herbert, Christchurch
2015   Painting for Tom and Jonelle Matthews, Christchurch
2013   Painting for NZ High Commission, Tonga
2013   ‘Emotional Tension and Compression’ Sculpture for Christchurch City Council, Christchurch
2006   Painting for The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Christchurch
2006   Paintings for John Peters, Christchurch
2005   Painting for Michelle and Grant Russell, Christchurch.
2005   Paintings for D2 Digital Studio, Albany, Auckland
2004   Stone Sculpture for Methodist church, Maui, Hawai‘i, USA
2004   Mural for Otara Music and Art Centre, Otara, Auckland
1998   Frame for Auckland City Council, Bledisloe House, Auckland
1999   Painting for Jack Cooper, Cooper Watkinson Textiles, Auckland
1996   Mural for Free Church of Tonga, Ha’apai, Tonga
1996   Mural for Talamahu Market, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
1995   Mural for Queen Salote Hall for the Miss South Pacific Pageant, Tonga
1991    Mural for Talamahu Market, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
1990   Mural for Kahana Lagoon Resort, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Published Interviews
2021   Gates, Charlie. ‘Tongan art, Flying Nun open Gallery” The Press, September 13, 2021
2021   Feeney, Warren. “10 exhibitions to look out for in level 2 in September” Stuff September 11, 2021
2021   Thompson, Tulia. “The Meeting of Two Queens: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Bulletin 205
2021  Feeney, Warren. “Stone Kulimoe’anga Maka – Memories of an Eight Year Old Boy at the Biennale of Sydney” ARTBEAT Issue 32, August 2021
2020   Anderson, Vicki. “The artist who uses smoke and spiderwebs” The Press: Mainlander, March 21, 2020, C4
2020   Feeney, Warren. “Stone Kulimoe’anga Maka: Toga mo Bolataane – Tonga and Britain at the Sydney Biennale”, ARTBEAT Issue 15, March 2020
2019   Feeney, Warren, “Va Oceans Between at Southbase Gallery” World Sculpture News Volume 25, No. 2 Spring 2019: 59-60.
2013   Vercoe, Caroline and Tonga, Nina, “Take these with you when you leave – Contemporary Pacific Artists who reference Tapa” Made in Oceania (2013): 66-81.
2010   Interview, “Heart of stone” The Press: GO ARTS July 23, 2010
2010   Wood, Andrew. “Review of Tohinoa ‘o Manatu, Journal of my memories” The Press GO ARTS May 21, 2010
2009  Harrington-Watt, Kathleen. “Kulimoeanga Stone Maka, Ngatu ‘uli and Abstraction” Oculus: Postgraduate Journal for Visual Arts Research 1 (2009): 70-73
2009  Higgins, Katherine. "Smoking Memories." Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust December 2009: 1-2.
2009  Koloamatangi, Malakai. Fakahalafononga ki he Temokalati: Ngaahi Lea mo e Fakakaukau Fakapolitikale ma’ae Lolotonga pea mo e Kaha’u (2009): Book cover.
2009  Interview, “Traditional use of smoke inspires artist”. University of Canterbury Chronicle Volume 44, No. 8: 9.