• New Zealand Post Honours the Hei Tiki Ka puta a Matariki, ka rere a Whānui. Ko te tohu o te tau Māori. Matariki re-appears; Whanui takes flight. Being the sign of the Maori [new] year. On ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2009, 11:02 AM by Art Maori
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“I like to continuously push my own boundaries and challenge the status quo, artistic expression, artistic practice should reflect the realities of life. This means that I use all manner of materials as mediums for my artistic expression from natural organic resources to composite space age compounds”.

  • Resin Series - Tatau form This work is a derivation of a very old example in the New Zealand Canterbury Museum collection and was developed from a Corian original hand crafted by Rangi Kipa. Title ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2010, 7:46 PM by Maao Vaireka
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  • Whalebone - Matau This matau (fish-hook) form on a stylised shield-like base was carved from a cross section of whale-tooth. Kipa has used the naturally occurring strata, which appears in ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2010, 7:52 PM by Maao Vaireka
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  • Whalebone - Patu Patu Paraoa (Whalebone club) were highly prized objects which were often owned by tribal chiefs or celebrated warriors. Many were given the name of a cherished tipuna (ancestor) and handed ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2010, 12:55 PM by Maao Vaireka
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  • Moko kawenga / pokohiwi
    Posted Jul 20, 2010, 7:53 PM by Maao Vaireka
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  • Golden Hands - Parata Series This form is based on Parata, a prow-figure usually found on traditional Maori waka. With its place at the head of the waka, the Parata has come to ...
    Posted May 12, 2010, 2:59 AM by karl chitham
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  • Tuturu - Weaving Pegs (Wood) Tuturu were used traditionally by Maori to aide in the creation of Muka (flax fibre) works including Kahuhuruhuru (feather cloaks), Korowai (Muka cloaks) and Taniko (knotwork). These particular examples were ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2010, 6:11 PM by karl chitham
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