Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Whaea Matakite • April Moon: Mother of Visions


Kaitiaki (guardian) of secret pathways to the universe, psychic knowledge, kaitiaki of wawata (dreams) and inner potential. She shows us how to interpret visions, dreams, feelings, impressions and how to see the importance of the truth.

June Northcroft Grant

June Northcroft Grant



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.”