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Kura Te Waru Rewiri

Born in Kaeo, Whangaroa in the Far North, Kura is the eldest of nine children born to Sam and Geneva Davis. Schooled at Northland College she caught the attention of Selwyn Wilson and Buck Nin. The latter arranged for her enrolment at Illam School of Art, University of Canterbury, where Kura obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts (Honours) and submitted a thesis on Māori stone tool carving. Kura is an important artist and educator in contemporary Maori art.

Name
Kura Te Waru Rewiri
Ethnicity
Ngāpuhi, Ngati Kahu, Ngāti Rangi, Ngati Raukawa ki Kauwhata
Date of birth
1950
Place of birth
Whangaroa Harbour, New Zealand
Nationality
New Zealander
Gender
Female