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Fred Graham

Te Waka Toi o Tāmaki

Te Waka Toi o Tāmaki by Fred Graham

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The gallery's building is a waka in a literal sense as it contains all the art treasures of Auckland. The title for my work is "Te Waka Toi o Tāmaki" and contains a Māori message and the story of the gallery situated on the side of a hill called Rangipuke. Albert Park once held three pā, a spring named Waiariki and the Horotiu stream which are symbolised in the work.

Artist Statement 2011

Te Waka Toi o Tāmaki
Production date
Jurassic stone
Size (h x w)
1135 x 2670 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, commissioned 2011
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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