Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kaitiaki Guardian II

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The guardian is the owl and a mantle of protection over our young ones. The shield represents the woven korowai and is another layer of protection. The head hosts tribal patterns depicting journey and protection over water.

June Northcroft Grant

(framed)

June Northcroft Grant

June Northcroft Grant

ONZM

Māori

Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa, Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao

(1949- )

June graduated from the Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua with a Diploma of Craft Design in 1989. Inspired by her ancestors and their art, she continues the tradition for the future generations of her family. Her work is often interwoven with powerful figures and stories from her tribal histories. She says, “Each time I paint the story of one amazing tupuna (ancestor), another comes to light with yet another fascinating contribution to the histories of the tribe.”