Para Matchitt

Untitled

Untitled by Para Matchitt

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This series signals a new phase in Matchitt’s practice. Here he breaks away from his colourful palette and references to woodcarving, but rigorous Māori designs and symbols of authority found in a carved wharenui (meeting house) are still visible.

These paintings represent the capacity to survive injustice through a sense of future purpose, and by following the Ringatū faith. Ringatū, based on teachings from the Old Testament, was established by 19th-century prophet Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki.

Title
Untitled
Artist/creator
Production date
1969
Medium
lacquer on board
Dimensions
1828 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/14/2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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