Rāpata Wahawaha was a military leader from Ngāti Porou. As a child he was a captive slave, but was eventually returned to his people. Despite his time as a slave, he rose to be an important leader of his people.
Māori Portraits Offer a Window into New Zealand’s Colonial History
Gottfried Lindauer's portraits present a collective history of colonial New Zealand, capturing individual identities in a time of great social change and upheaval.
The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
3 years to paint Maori oil portrait and New Zealand landscape diptych
There are some pieces in an artist’s life that have particular gravitas, that are particularly challenging to give birth to, and when they are finally complete, you feel the need to celebrate!