Para Matchitt

Au Au Aue Hā!!!

Au Au Aue Hā!!! by Para Matchitt

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One of the first modern painted representations of the haka, Au Au Aue Hā!!! is an unforgettable melding of whakairo and haka traditions.

The painting 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.

Au Au Aue Hā!!!
Production date
09 Sep 1962
gouache on paper
Size (h x w)
720 x 560 mm
Inscribed (l.c.)P. Matchitt 9.9.62
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 2014
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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