New Zealand born artist Jeremy Cloake works primarily as a world musical instrument teacher, instrument maker, world music composer, sound engineer and meditation facilitator. With a love of travel and culture, he has toured and taught Internationally since 2000 and is the recipient of several scholarships and numerous awards for his work. He is a specialist player and carver of taonga pūoro and a leading expert and player of the yidaki. He is also a player of n’goni and makes what are commonly regarded as the finest n’goni available.
His professional studies range from neurolinguistics and behavioural modalities to ancient wisdom and noetic science. With a fascination for the unknown, Jeremy weaves his world of sound, sacredness and science through a heart centred love of travel, people, culture and consciousness.
1994: Awarded Western Districts fine art scholarship
2001: Awarded Australian NT govt. export award on behalf of work with Yirrkala Arts
2002: Awarded Australian NT govt. export award on behalf of work with Yirrkala Arts
2006: Awarded funding from Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu to study taonga pūoro
2007: Awarded use of Toi Iho trademark for taonga pūoro
2008: Awarded AMP scholarship for taonga pūoro
2011: Awarded best traditional recording on behalf of work with The Mulka Project
2013: Awarded best traditional recording on behalf of work with The Mulka Project