Kura Te Waru Rewiri

Puhoro Meets the Stripes III

Puhoro Meets the Stripes III by Kura Te Waru Rewiri

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He mātanga a Kura Te Waru Rewiri ki te auaha o te kōwhaiwhai; kei te whakaatu i tōna māia ki te toro atu ki tua o te horopaki o ngā rā o mua. Ko tā te Puhoro Meets the Stripes III, 2011 he whakaatu i te rahi o ngā ringa toi tāne e tukurua ai i ngā hoahoa me ngā tauira kōwhaiwhai hei tohu whai mana. Kua tāruatia ēnei tauira mai i te tuhinga mō te kōwhaiwhai me ngā whare o te rautau 19, a Augustus Hamilton. Nā Hamilton te pukapuka Māori Art i tuhi i te tau 1896, ko tāna tama a Harold, te kaihautū tuatahi o te Māori Arts and Crafts School i te tau 1927.

Kura Te Waru Rewiri paints with a heightened perception of the kōwhaiwhai (rafter painting) form and displays a readiness to take it beyond its customary context. Puhoro Meets the Stripes III, 2011 references the dominance of male practitioners who draw on or replicate kōwhaiwhai designs and patterns as a status symbol. These patterns are copied from Augustus Hamilton’s documentation of kōwhaiwhai and carved 19th-century houses. Hamilton authored the 1896 book Māori Art and his son Harold became the first director of Rotorua’s Māori Arts and Crafts School in 1927.

Title
Puhoro Meets the Stripes III
Artist/creator
Production date
2011
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
910 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/4/3
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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