Arpége Taratoa

Arpége Taratoa

Kaikirimana | Kaiwhakatairanga
Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāpuhi | British, European, Chinese

Arpége has a passion for people and culture and empowering the creative potential within. She comes to us from Creative Industries, graduating from Elam School of Fine Arts (honours) in 2016, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts at Massey University in 2017. She continued into her career as a lecturer, curator and Creative Director, bringing with her a wealth of experience in project management and creative projects. She recently published a collective biography for Wakatū Incorporation in Nelson and is one of the newest Board members on the Creative Bay of Plenty Board of Trustees.

Whilst her career thus far has been in the space of the Arts, her personal journey has led her to explore modalities and traditions that support our people to heal and grow to their fullest potential. Being able to combine her passion for creativity through storytelling and supporting whānau in their journeys of self-discovery is what brings her to Tātai Ora.