Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Iconic Māori Artist Tribute from Te Puni Kōkiri

Iconic Māori Artist Tribute from Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive

Michelle Hippolite, Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, pays tribute to Ralph Hotere ONZ - one of this country’s most revered artists.

A Ralph Hotere and Mary McFarlane sculpture – Rūaumoko – stands outside Te Puni Kōkiri on the corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street in Wellington.

“The legacy of this son of the Hokianga remains through his art which challenged and championed important social issues. While he preferred to let the viewer interpret the works for themselves; the works are a part of the story of Aotearoa New Zealand.”

“Our country has lost an artistic pioneer whose career as a sculptor, painter and collaborative artist spanned more than five decades, changing New Zealand art forever,” Michelle Hippolite says.

“On behalf of Te Puni Kōkiri, I extend my deepest condolences to Ralph’s whānau,” Michelle Hippolite says.

Commissioned in 1998, “Rūaumoko” comprises two concrete columns: one horizontal and broken into two pieces, the other vertical and crowned with a mass of bronze lettering – drawing attention to language and its parts i.e., the letters of the alphabet.

The piece was constructed from materials salvaged from the demolition of the old State Insurance Building and associates elements of an architectural past with the Māori God of Earthquakes “Rūaumoko”.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news