Story: Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu

Para Matchitt, 2011

Paratene (Para) Matchitt (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou) has been a leading figure in Māori contemporary art since the 1960s. He has worked in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and carving. His massive wooden sculptural works lining Wellington's City to Sea Bridge are among New Zealand's highest-profile artworks. This 2011 video interview with Matchitt coincided with a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. 

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu - Contemporary or customary Māori art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, published 22 Oct 2014