Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kai Tangata


Land is the foundation of our identity. This mask is shaped like a land mass, and the reverse side carries the tribal genealogy. Kai Tangata were fierce warriors and man-eaters; they protected their land with ferocious passion.

Darcy Nicholas

Darcy Nicholas



Te Kahui Maunga and the tribes of Taranaki and Tauranga Moana areas

(1946- )

Born in Waitara, Taranaki, Darcy Nicholas has been actively involved in the contemporary Maori art movement since the late 1960’s. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia, Africa, United States, France, India, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada.