Story: Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu

Peter Robinson, 2008

Peter Robinson, 2008

In 2008 Peter Robinson won New Zealand's most prestigious contemporary art award, the Walters Prize, for his exhibition 'Ack'. He received $50,000 and a trip to New York to show his work. Robinson's earlier work often used Māori motifs and themes to comment on issues of ethnicity and culture. Shown here is 'Snow ball blind time' (2008), which uses large pieces of polystyrene foam and varies each time it is exhibited, usually completely filling each gallery space. 

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Sculpture by Peter Robinson

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu - Contemporary Māori art in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45377/peter-robinson-2008 (accessed 24 March 2019)

Story by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, published 22 Oct 2014