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Mataora: The Living Face, Contemporary Maori Art

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  • Medium: hardcover
  • Size: 12 × 9 inches, 167 pages

$ 75.00 CAD


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The first major publication of contemporary Maori art. It is a book whose contents, form, purpose and spirit have been determined by many of the artists whose work it features. Over 150 full colour illustrations and the words of the artists themselves reveal what Maori artists are thinking and producing.

With the contributions of more than forty artists and writers, Mataora is the most comprehensive artistic, cultural and political statement yet about the state of Maori art. The artists include carvers like Tuti Tukaokao; fibre and multimedia artists like Aromea Tahiwi, Roma Potiki and Jacqueline Fraser; landscape artists and sculptors like Darcy Nicholas, Arnold Manaaki Wilson, Fred Graham, Emare Karaka, Robyn Kahukiwa and Michael Parekowhai; artists working in clay like Baye Riddell and Paerau Corneal.

Through brilliant artwork and perceptive words the contributors and Mataora weave many stories of the culture and Maori experiences today. It is the enthralling story of Maori art; a taonga and a gift.

  • Sandy Adsett and Cliff Whiting, general editors
  • Edited by Witi Ihimaera
  • Published in New Zealand by David Bateman Ltd.

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Sandy Adsett

Sandy Adsett

Māori

Ngāti Kahungunu

(1939- )

Sandy attended Te Aute Boys College in Hawkes Bay and received his formal art training at Ardmore and Dunedin teachers colleges. He became an arts specialist for the Department of Education’s Advisory Service in the 1960s, helping introduce the new “Māori Arts in Schools” program. In 1993, he was appointed principal tutor at Tairawhiti Polytechnic in Gisborne, formatting a wananga (place of learning) arts direction for Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Arts.

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