Oceanian artists

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Lester Hall - Poll Tax

Poll Tax by Lester Hall

Digital PrintImage size in millimetres: 485 x 330Signed edition on velvet fine art paper using K3 archival inks studio printed by contemporary NZ print-maker Lester HallFrom Hall's "Aotearoaland"series Poll Tax refers to the discriminatory tax levied on immigrants from China in the early days of New Zealand settlement. The portrait of a young Chinese woman wearing a tiki is a riff on the famous painting Chinese Girl in a Yellow Jacket by Vladimir Tretchikoff. Poll Tax by Lester Hall…

Rita Angus - Rutu

Rutu by Rita Angus - Full Size

Fine Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 640 x 825This new high quality print of Rutu by Rita Angus is one of a new series of superb quality large format giclee prints made to the original size of the original painting. Rita Angus worked on this painting for six years. After finishing the eyes and hair, she wrote to a friend: “You may understand what relief I felt … I relax now from years of tension, knowing I've done the most difficult & important work for me.” Rutu - with her blonde hair…

Savage Island Hiapo by John Pule

Niki Hastings-McFall - Too much sushi. Lei created from plastic soy sauce fish shaped containers

Niki Hastings-McFall - Too much sushi. Lei created from plastic soy sauce fish shaped containers

Simon KAAN

Simon Kaan

Land, sea and sky dominate Simon Kaan’s works. The spaces are fragmented by floating, horizon lines, which create a sense of rhythm and movement – a rhythm Kaan says echoes that of the sea and the waves. Kaan is of Ngai Tahu, Chinese and European descent and, though the waka shape is distinctly Māori, Kaan says the boat as a vessel for the living and the dead is pretty much a universal symbol. The waka-like shape brings to mind the curved edge of a wave as well as a celestial ...