Opening and closing Karakia
The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day...here are our kara...
Kupe carving and tukutuku panel
The great explorer Kupe named a number of features in Wellington Harbour – including Matiu (Somes Island) and Mākaro (Ward Island), after his daughters. Kupe is on the right side of this panel, with Matiu and Mākaro at the bottom. On the left is the ...
Hine Te Iwaiwa • Guardian of the Female Form by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Māori artist (KX90303)
Medium: pounamu (New Zealand jade), pāua (New Zealand abalone). Size: 18.5 x 8 x 4 inches (incl. base). This form has the element of the kotiate weapon as a reference to a protector. This sculpture acknowledges the importance of the woman in the creation of life and the nurturing of that life.
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Koru — Ngā Wāhanga O te Tau • January Moon: Keeper of the Four Seasons by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Māori artist (KLX100201)
Medium: pounamu (New Zealand jade). Size: 14.75 x 3 x 2.5 inches (incl. base). Mother Nature has a sense of rhythm about her as one season flows into the next in a continuous cycle. It is this rhythm that the Keeper of the Four Seasons evolved.
Pa kahawai (trolling lure); Unknown; 1800-1850; ME011848 on NZ Museums
Pā kahawai are trolling lures designed to attract and hook large surface-feeding fish, such as kahawai (sea trout: Arripis trutta). Adapted from Polynesian trolling lures, pā kahawai are composite lures typically constructed using a ground and shaped pāua (large New Zealand abalone with blue-green inner shell) shell lure set in a wooden shank with a bone barb fixed at the base and bound tightly with muka (flax fibre) cord. An unusual example This pā kahawai is unusual because it has been…
You say rod with a circle on the end of it and I say rod with a circle on the end of it
In the land of lookalikes, how astonishing is this? In 1956 Brazilian artist Ivan Serpa was experimenting with the idea of a series of ro...
Hōkioi: Te Taupuhi o Ngā Rangitūhāhā • The Legend of the Sky by Roi Toia, Māori artist (K140905)
Medium: kauri, puriri, rātā, jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), granite base. Size: 30.5 x 14 x 12 inches (incl. base). "The world of Whakairo encompasses ancient traditions, storytelling, creative interpretations and spiritual empowerment. It is these narratives through which my eyes filter the world today.
'Transitions II' (acrylic on canvas) *SOLD*
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