Para Matchitt

Standing Figure – Warrior

Standing Figure – Warrior by Para Matchitt

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One of the first modern sculptural representations of the haka, Standing Figure – Warrior is an unforgettable melding of whakairo and the haka tradition.

The sculpture confirms Para Matchitt’s reputation as one of Gordon Tovey’s group of brilliant contemporary Maori artists along with Cliff Whiting, Fred Graham, Arnold Te Manaaki Wilson and Ralph Hotere.

Title
Standing Figure – Warrior
Artist/creator
Production date
1965
Medium
totara
Size (h x w)
775 x 240 x 180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
2015/17
Other ID
8605 Catalogue Number
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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