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Wellington-based artist Matthew McIntyre-Wilson (Taranaki, Nga Mahanga and Titahi) trained as a jeweller at both Whitireia Polytechnic and Hawke's Bay Polytechnic. During this period he began learning traditional Maori weaving techniques from master weaver and friend Rangi Kiu. He works across the disciplines of jewellery, craft and object and provides an indigenous response to museological practice.

"My practice of weaving in copper, silver and now gold originated from an interest in the form and pattern of raranga whakairo. Combined with my formal training as a jeweller, I produce finely woven kete (woven baskets), arms bands, cloaks (kakahu) and tatua (belts).
Research based in museum store rooms and library archives provides the opportunity to examine the technical making of Taonga Maori, of particular interest is the creation and variation of complex woven patterns. The variation of pattern in my work is a reflection of a continuing investigation and exploration of the whakapapa of weaving".

From 2018

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

'Kete' pendant, 24ct gold, 50 x 50 x 17mm   $11,000

From 2017

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Armband   $1,300
Pure silver, copper

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

'Kete' Pendant   $850
Pure silver, copper

From 2016

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Rings - Sterling silver plaited x 13   $300 each
Rings - 18ct yellow gold x 4   $1,400 each
Rings - 18ct white gold X 2   $1,600 each

From 2015

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

(Armbands 1/2 size)     $800 each
Copper, fine silver

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

'Whetu' Brooches   Small $700, large $1,800
Oxidised fine silver & sterling silver

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Cuff, oxidised fine silver

From 2014

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Ripekatanga armband   Copper & fine silver   $1,300

From 2013

Matthew McIntyre Wilson

Kawana, New Zealand & British coins   $1,200
Translation: Come forth, bow before us Governor, I am your lord.
Kuini, New Zealand, British & Cook Islands coins   $1,200
Translation: You are my servant O Queen, source of our oppression. Such trouble.

Matthew McIntyre Wilson

Price of Change, New Zealand & Cook Island coins   $400
Price of Change, New Zealand coins   $400

From 2012

"My practice of weaving in copper and silver originated from an interest in the form and pattern of raranga whakairo. Combined with my formal training as a jeweller, my work continually evolves primarily incorporating these two art forms."
Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

Armbands  2012  $1,300 each
Materials: copper, fine silver
Diameter 7.5cm, width 6.5cm

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

"Kete"  2012  $850 each
Materials: copper & fine silver
Width 5cm, height 5cm

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

"Whetu Raranga"  Brooches  2012  $900 each
Materials: copper, fine silver & oxidised sterling silver
Diameter 7cm

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

"Whetu"  Brooches  2012  $800 each
Materials: oxidised fine silver & sterling silver
Diameter 5.5cm

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

"Poi Kura"  Necklaces  2012  $1,200 each
Materials: copper, fine silver, sterling silver, handmade silk thread, ten cent coin & karoro feathers (Larus dominicanus)
Length 42cm, diameter of feather poi 6cm

Matthew McIntyre-Wilson

"Poi Kura"  2012  Reverse

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