Story: Whakairo – Māori carving

Para Matchitt

In this interview, filmed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, artist Para Matchitt talks about his carving, such as the massive City to Sea Bridge in Wellington, and other works. Matchitt received advanced training in both traditional Māori and modernist European art, and fuses both practices in his work.

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Brett Graham, 'Whakairo – Māori carving - Carving in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Brett Graham, published 22 Oct 2014