Story: Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu

Isiaha Barlow, 'Iconostasis' (1st of 2)

For the Purangiaho: Seeing Clearly exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2001, Isiaha Barlow painted 12 saints of contemporary Māori art in the style of Byzantine Russian orthodox painting. Eleven of the 12 are seen here. They are: St Arnold (Arnold Wilson), St Bob (Robert Jahnke), St Buck (Buck Nin), St Cliff (Cliff Whiting), St Darcy (Darcy Nicholas), St Fred (Fred Graham), St John (John Bevan Ford), St Para (Paratene Matchitt), St Ralph (Ralph Hotere), St Sandy (Sandy Adsett) and St Selwyn (Selwyn Muru). 

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu - Ngā toi hou i te tau ruamano', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, published 22 Oct 2014