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Issue 65

Ross Hemera

Ross has just retired from his position as Professor of Māori Art and Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University and holds the portfolio of Kaiwhakaahua Māori – Director For Māori Development.

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Jennifer Rendall

Since graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 2010 there has been a shift in artist Jennifer Rendall’s painting practice. Jennifer says she has been making paintings on a larger scale and has focused on “structures : a port /poro rākau/ logs series and recently a Whare rau series – finished…

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Only natural

As he prepares to retire from his role as Professor of Māori Art and Design at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, Ross Hemera tells kaituhi Moerangi Vercoe why ancestral rock drawings have made such a lasting impact on his art. It’s a well-grounded childhood that Ross Hemera, now 65, recalls fondly. Good times, with…

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Expecting to fly

The Paemanu rōpū brings together a diverse group of artists dedicated to the development of Ngāi Tahutanga through contemporary visual arts. Kaituhi Matt Philp reports. In 2006, a group of Ngāi Tahu contemporary artists exhibited in a group show at a cultural centre near Melbourne. For several of the 14 artists involved, it was the…

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