Trevor Lloyd

Te tangi o te moa

Te tangi o te moa by Trevor Lloyd

Artwork Detail

Made for the enjoyment of his family, this unique fantasy painting is one of Lloyd’s most ambitious works. The last giant moa has fallen, its body watched over by a gathering of native birds and patupaiarehe, mythic Māori fairy folk. The cacophony of squawks and cries is almost audible. Lloyd captures the personalities of the various birds: the pukeko, a little stand-offish, looks on inquisitively; the gregarious kea shares the news with a late arrival still in flight; and the kākāpo, notoriously shy and retiring, sits on the outer edge of the group. (Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai, 2004)

Te tangi o te moa
Trevor Lloyd
Production date
watercolour, gouache
520 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss Connie Lloyd, 1983
Accession no
Other ID
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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