1997 – 1995 Diploma in ‘Maori Design and Technology Applied Arts’ – Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei.
1993 Certificate in ‘Te Ara Ta Whao’ Maori Art and Design Course – Auckland Institute of Technology.
1992 Certificate in Applied Design Foundation – Northland Polytechnic, Kerikeri.
2003 Maori Womens Welfare League & Maori Womens Development Inc. 2003 ‘Business Expose Award’
1998 Professor Jack Richards ‘Taikaka Award’ included the purchase of artwork for the Gisborne Art Museum’s collection.
Professor Jack Richards Scholarship.
1994 Francis Irwin Hunt Scholarship.
2005 Faculty Manager/PA – Currently working as the Faculty Manager for ‘Te Toi Whakarei Paetahi’ Arts & Visual Culture Faculty at Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi and also PA to the Head of Faculty.
Project Coordinator – ‘Cultural Collision!’ U.S.-N.Z. arts workshop/residency and exhibition
Initiated and coordinated ‘Cultural Collision!’, invited 14 U.S. artists consisting of practising artists, arts professors and students from various universities and art schools from around the U.S.A. to Mangere South Auckland to work alongside and exhibit with 16 local Auckland artists.
2004 Project Coordinator – ‘Toi Whenua’ Auckland Maori Arts Wananga
Contracted by Auckland City Council and in liason with the Maori Arts advisors from the 4 Auckland regional councils, to coordinate the first ‘Toi Whenua’ Maori Arts Wananga planned to be an annual event. A 3 day marae based wananga/gathering in Mangere consisted of invited Auckland guest artists for presentations, workshops and performances to promote and support the Maori arts scene in Auckland.
2005 – 2002 Maori Art & Design Kaiako/Lecturer – Buck Nin School of Arts, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Manukau Campus Auckland.
2002 – 2000 Maori Art & Design Lecturer – Te Ara Poutama Maori Faculty and School of Art & Design Auckland University of Technology.
1996 – 1997 Carver
Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand Wellington.
Worked with a team of carvers on the ‘Te Hono ki Hawaiki’ wharenui (meeting house).
2005 With artists Darryl L.Thompson and Nanette Lela’ulu a collaborative commissioned public artwork submission for a new road development in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland City Council.
Group & Solo Exhibitions
2005 ‘Cultural Collision!’ U.S.A. – N.Z. exhibition featuring artworks by American and New Zealand Artists. Nathan Homestead Community Art Gallery, Manurewa, Auckland.
2004 ‘Nga Kaihanga Uku’ Maori Clay Artists & ‘Kauwae’ Maori Women Artists exhibitions. GisborneMuseumand Arts Centre.
'a navajo and a maori...' featuring works by a Navajo - Melanie Yazzie, and a Maori - Noelle Jakeman. Mataora Gallery, Parnell, Auckland.
‘Omen’ He Tohu (Maori), Ya Wholwolneeh (Navajo) - From New Zealand to New Mexico 2004 featuring ceramic sculptures and prints by Noelle Jakeman and Melanie Yazzie. Glenn Green Galleries, Tesuque, Santa Fe New Mexico U.S.A.
2003 ‘brounout’ featuring works by Maori and Hawaiian artists (touring exhibition). Artignite Gallery Wellington, Hastings Art Gallery Hastings, Mataora Gallery Parnell Auckland.
2002 Toi Maori Art Exhibition during the Kapa Haka Performing Arts Festival - Bastion Point, Orakei, Auckland.
2001 ‘Mataora’ Contemporary Maori Art Gallery Launch Exhibition, Ponsonby Auckland.
‘Matariki’ exhibitions – Artstation Ponsonby, and Te Taumata Art Gallery Auckland.
2000 ’stat you? et! solo exhibition – Te Taumata Art Gallery, Auckland.
‘Te Ra’ Indigenous Arts Fest 2000 – Maia and Kotuku Galleries, Gisborne.
‘Te Huinga’ Contemporary Maori Art, Rotorua Convention Centre.
1999 ‘Recent Works by Toihoukura’ – Te Taumata Art Gallery, Auckland.
‘Kauwae’ Maori Women Artists – Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre.
‘Te Kete Aronui II’ during Brisbane’s Arts Festival – Brisbane Arts Centre, Australia.
Dowse Art Museum ‘Nga Taonga a Hine-te-iwa-iwa’ Parliament Building, Wellington (which led into a Gala Cyber Auction held over the internet).
1997 ‘Te Kete Aronui’ NZ Link Australia Inc. – Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Australia.
‘Te Atinga’ Toi Maori Arts Festival – Rotorua Convention Centre.
2005 I am currently touring the U.S. as an invited Maori Artist at the following institutes - Crownpoint Institute of Technology (Navajo Tertiary Institute) New Mexico, Laguna Pueblo School New Mexico, De Paul University Chicago, The University of California. The purpose to foster indigenous links within the arts.
Cultural Exchange with Arts & Visual Culture Faculty staff and students to Brigham Young University
2003 – 2004 3 month U.S. Arts residency, Dec 2003 – Feb 2004. Invited as a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.
2004 – 2000 Secretary for ‘Nga Puna Waihanga O Tamaki Makaurau’ – Auckland Maori Artists Group. Involved in regular regional hui, exhibitions, workshops etc as well as secretarial duties.
1999 Invited to be a Judge for the 2000 millenium Gisborne Telecom Art Award.