Story: Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu

Ōriwa Haddon, 1933

Ōriwa Haddon, 1933

Ōriwa (Oliver) Haddon of Ngāti Ruanui was a Methodist minister and broadcaster as well as a skilled artist who incorporated Māori motifs within a conventional European style. He is seen at right with his art tutor, Charles Hay-Campbell, and a painting on which they collaborated, showing the arrival of Turi, the navigator of the Aotea waka (canoe), at Pātea. 

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu - Beginnings of contemporary Maori art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, published 22 Oct 2014