Canvas No.1, Törua Whero - Kura Huna | Wi Pohatu
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
Width - 760mm x Height - 760mm
ABOUT THE ARTIST | Wi Tamihana Pohatu
Ngäi Tämanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngäti Kahungunu ki Te Wairarapa
I tipu mai ahau i roto i te pu harakeke, ä, kua roa e raranga ana. I waimarie ahau te take, na aku kuia ahau i whakaako, i poipoi hoki i roto i taku mahi raranga.
I have a keen interest in kete whiri (kete with central plait), potae (hats) and whariki(floor mats). While weaving plays a major part in my life, I have started painting weaving patterns on canvas.
I am presently principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Mäori o Te Ara Hou, Napier where I teach art across all levels of the primary school.
I also enjoy teaching weaving to encourage and foster the sharing of our craft. I am currently involved with two weaving groups that meet monthly; Te Muriwai Weavers based in Muriwai, Gisborne and Raranga Whatu ki Kahungunu which is based in Napier.
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