Ko Aoraki rāua ko Taranaki kā mauka teitei
Ko Waitaki rāua ko Waitaha kā awa
Ko Waitaha rātou ko Kāti Māmoe, ko Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa kā iwi
Ko Kelli Te Maihāroa tōku ikoa
Kelli has a background in education and social services, with a focus on bi-cultural responsiveness and kaupapa Māori initiatives. She sees education as the number one lever to address equity issues and the potential to transform peoples’ lives. Kelli supports learners as an academic mentor, assessor and working with iwi cohorts. She is an active member within her whānau, iwi and local Māori community. Kelli is the mokopuna of Te Maihāroa, the last southern Māori prophet and tohuka. Her area of research interest is indigenous peace traditions, Māori educational initiatives and mātauraka Māori. Kelli was a co-editor for an edited collection: H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa, & J.P. Synott (eds.) Peacebuilding and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Experiences and Strategies for the 21st Century, (Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 2016) and is currently working towards a second volume. At Capable NZ, Kelli holds the role as Tumuaki: Te Kāhui Whetū | Director of Capable Māori and works with Iwi throughout Aotearoa to support Iwi professional development.
Fields of Expertise:
- Māori Peace Traditions
- Indigenous Development
- Kaupapa Māori
- Mātauraka Māori
- Doctor of Philosophy (candidate, qualification pending), University of Otago, 2018
- Master of Arts, University of Otago, 2012
- Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice, University of Victoria, 2012
- Post Graduate Diploma in Children’s Issues, University of Otago, 2004
- Bachelor of Education, University of Otago, 1994
- Diploma of Primary Teaching, College of Education, 1994
Study Art at Otago Polytechnic's Central Otago campus and learn how to translate your creativity into a career.
Art graduates are increasingly finding employment in a variety of sectors. You could end up working as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher – or in the digital and film industries.
A qualification in art gives you highly transferable skills, including the ability to develop ideas and collaborate with others; strong observational, research and analytical skills; creative problem solving; and the ability to learn from criticism and be objective about your work.
Central Otago, with its unique, inspirational landscape, is the ideal location for gaining an Art qualification. Learn under the guidance of highly experienced, nationally and internationally recognised lecturers from the Dunedin School of Art who will help you reach your full creative potential.
- Dunedin School of Art or by distance (year 2)*
- 3 years full-time
- Level 7
- Starts February, 2018
- Apply now
Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible. *A distance option is available in the second year for those specialising in Photography or Painting. This involves some classes at our Central Otago campus and visits to Dunedin. We are also seeking approval to offer the Year 3 Painting and Photography courses in Central from 2019.
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018: Holly Zandbergen
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018: Chris Weaver
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2018
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